MSG Networks Hires Alan Hahn
Veteran Newsday Writer Joins Basketball and Hockey Telecast Teams as Studio Analyst
New York, NY (December 15, 2011) - MSG Networks announced today that it has hired Newsday writer Alan Hahn as a full-time studio analyst. Hahn, who is leaving the paper next week, will work Knicks pre- and post-game shows on MSG Network, and also contribute to Rangers, Devils and Islanders telecasts on MSG Network and MSG Plus. Hahn will also contribute regularly on MSG.com as a featured blogger.
"We are excited for Alan to join MSG Networks' outstanding lineup of basketball and hockey experts," said Dan Ronayne, executive vice president and general manager of MSG Networks. "His depth of knowledge of the Knicks and the NBA, as well as the NHL, and his passion for New York sports will immediately enhance our audience's viewing experience."
"This is literally a dream come true for a kid who grew up in a house where MSG Network – be it a Knicks or Rangers game – was on every night," said Hahn. "To join New York's legendary, pioneering sports network is an exciting opportunity and an amazing next step in my media career, and I hope to only add to the great team already in place."
Hahn has been with Newsday for 16 years, serving as the Knicks beat writer for the past five seasons. Prior to writing about the NBA, Hahn covered the New York Islanders and the NHL. Hahn started at Newsday in 1995 on the high school assignment desk.
Hahn previously made appearances on MSG Network as a contributor, including on the weekly basketball program "Knicks Night Live" in the summer of 2010.
As the exclusive local television home of the New York Knicks, New York Rangers, Buffalo Sabres, New York Islanders, New Jersey Devils, New York Liberty and New York Red Bulls, MSG Networks telecasts nearly 400 live professional games per year. MSG Networks also telecasts 150 live college basketball games and 50 live college football games from top national conferences (SEC, Pac 12, Big 12), as well as other award-winning original programming. MSG Networks has won 63 New York Emmy Awards over the last four years, more than any New York station or network.
About MSG Media
MSG Media is a leader in production and content development for multiple distribution platforms, including content originating from MSG's venues. MSG Media consists of the MSG Networks (MSG, MSG Plus, MSG HD and MSG Plus HD) regional sports networks and the Fuse Networks (Fuse and Fuse HD), a national television network dedicated to music. MSG Media is also responsible for managing interactive initiatives (online, mobile, VOD and iTV) across all business segments. MSG Media is part of The Madison Square Garden Company, a fully-integrated sports, media and entertainment business. The company is comprised of three business segments: MSG Sports, MSG Media and MSG Entertainment, which are strategically aligned to work together to drive the company's overall business, which is built on a foundation of iconic venues and compelling content that the company creates, produces, presents and/or distributes through its programming networks and other media assets. MSG Sports consists of owning and operating sports franchises, including the New York Knicks (NBA), the New York Rangers (NHL), the New York Liberty (WNBA), and the Connecticut Whale (AHL). MSG Sports also features the presentation of a wide variety of live sporting events including professional boxing, college basketball, track and field and tennis, as well as MSG Action Sports, an action sports and lifestyle division. MSG Entertainment creates, produces and/or presents a variety of live productions, including the Radio City Christmas Spectacular featuring the Radio City Rockettes. MSG Entertainment also presents or hosts other live entertainment events such as concerts, family shows and special events in MSG's diverse collection of venues. These venues include Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall, the Theater at Madison Square Garden, the Beacon Theatre, the Chicago Theatre and the Wang Theatre. More information is available at www.themadisonsquaregardencompany.com.