Nancy Gay joins Comcast SportsNet Bay Area as digital managing editor

Nancy Gay joins Comcast SportsNet Bay Area as digital managing editor
March 11, 2013, 11:30 am
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NANCY GAY JOINS COMCAST SPORTSNET BAY AREA AS DIGITAL MANAGING EDITOR

Veteran Sports Editor and Journalist to Manage Content for CSNBayArea.com and CSNCalifornia.com

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (March 11, 2013) – Comcast SportsNet, the on-air and online home of “Authentic Bay Area Sports,” today announced that veteran sports editor and journalist Nancy Gay(@NancyGay) has been named Digital Managing Editor for the network’s digital media portfolio, which is led by CSNBayArea.com and CSNCalifornia.com. The announcement was made by Jen Franklin, Senior Director of Digital Media for CSNBayArea.com and CSNCalifornia.com.

Gay will direct editorial content for the Comcast SportsNet’s (@CSNAuthentic) digital media platforms and oversee the roster of “Insiders,” multiplatform reporters and digital producers who supply the region’s most comprehensive sports coverage to CSNBayArea.com and CSNCalifornia.com and the network’s other digital media platforms. She will also lead the continued expansion of the network’s social media and mobile efforts and assist with the department’s overall operations.

Said Franklin, “Comcast SportsNet is committed to being Northern California’s leading source for comprehensive multiplatform sports coverage. The addition of Nancy to our digital team continues our strategy of delivering the most authoritative sports news and analysis in the region and further demonstrates our dedication to present high-quality, premium digital content. Nancyis one of the most accomplished digital leaders in the industry, and we are thrilled to have her join our team and bring her incredible credentials to the network.”

Gay added, “Having spent many years working in Bay Area sports media, I'm thrilled to return to one of the country's most successful and vibrant sports scenes. The Bay Area is home to championship teams and historic franchises that deserve the very best coverage, and fans can count on CSNBayArea.com to be their No. 1 source for credible breaking news, expert analysis, thought-provoking interactive debate and in-depth features.

”Comcast SportsNet has an outstanding collection of accomplished and experienced 'Insiders,' reporters and analysts whom I would count among the finest in sports media. I'm proud to work with these talented, dedicated professionals."

Gay, San Francisco’s voting member of the 44-person Pro Football Hall of Fame selection committee, has more than 20 years of sports journalism experience and joins Comcast SportsNet from FOXSports.com in Los Angeles, where she was a senior editor of NFL content (2010-2013). Prior to FOXSports.com, she was senior producer and covered the NFL and boxing for AOL Fanhouse.com (2009-2010). Before joining AOL, Gay spent more than 13 years with the San Francisco Chronicle as an NFL columnist (1995-2009) and Giants beat writer, as well as more than four years as a San Francisco 49ers beat writer for the San Jose Mercury News (1991-1995). She began her career at the Orlando Sentinel covering the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Florida State (1990-1991). Her extensive television experience as a guest NFL analyst includes regular appearances on the NFL Network, ESPN, Showtime's "Inside the NFL" and KPIX-Channel 5 (CBS). She also has appeared in numerous NFL Films episodes.

 

NBC Sports Regional Networks, part of the NBC Sports Group, consists of 13 local networks that deliver more than 2,400 sporting events annually, along with breaking news and comprehensive analysis, to more than 50 million cable and satellite homes. The NBC Sports Regional Networks are: Comcast SportsNet Bay Area, Comcast SportsNet California, Comcast SportsNet Chicago, Comcast SportsNet Houston, Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic, Comcast SportsNet New England, Comcast SportsNet Northwest, Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia, CSS and SNY. NBC Sports Regional Networks also manages NECN (New England Cable News), the nation’s largest regional news network, and The Comcast Network, based in Philadelphia and Washington, which delivers community-oriented programming. For more information, see ComcastSportsNet.com.

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