NEW YORK, NY – March 23, 2023 – Audacy announces the addition of Justin Shackil to WFAN’s (WFAN-FM/AM) flagship broadcast coverage of New York Yankees baseball, beginning with the upcoming 2023 season.
Shackil will serve as the station’s primary postgame show host for the Yankees Radio Network, and fill in for legendary play-by-play voice John Sterling for approximately 30 games, alongside Suzyn Waldman, during the 2023 season.
“Justin is no stranger to the Bronx and his passion for the pinstripes make him the ideal person to join the iconic duo of John and Suzyn in the booth,” said Chris Oliviero, Market President, Audacy New York. “His contributions to the broadcast last season were terrific and well received, so we're excited to see him return in this enhanced role.”
“As someone who made listening, watching and attending Yankee games a major part of their youth, receiving the opportunity to join John and Suzyn in the WFAN radio booth is certainly the 'pinch-me' moment of my baseball broadcasting career,” said Shackil. “I'm grateful to Audacy for this chance, and to the Yankees for trusting me and expanding my role with an organization I value so highly.”
Shackil will also serve as a reporter for over 30 games in multiple roles, and his additional duties for YES include Brooklyn Nets, New York Liberty and college basketball play-by-play. He is also a boxing blow-by-blow voice for Matchroom Boxing events on DAZN. Shackil has previously served in a variety of roles for Yankees Productions, including scoreboard host, digital host and reporter, and he currently hosts a podcast via Jomboy Media called “Toeing the Slab” with former Yankee David Cone. Other career highlights include hosting and play-by-play for NBA TV International, anchoring Westwood One Radio’s Olympics coverage, and anchoring on various SiriusXM Radio sports channels. A New Jersey native, Justin is a proud alumnus of Fordham University.