Tom Verducci

MLB Analyst

Tom Verducci, who joined FOX Sports in 2012, is an analyst for FOX’s MLB coverage throughout the year. Verducci was in the broadcast booth alongside analyst Harold Reynolds and play-by-play announcer Joe Buck for the networks presentation the All-Star Game and World Series in 2014 & 2015.

A MULTI- AWARD-WINNING JOURNALIST:

One of only a few national MLB analysts to have not played professionally, the two-time Emmy-Award winner has covered the sport for more than 30 years in a variety of roles ranging from beat writer to columnist, feature writer, author, sideline reporter, studio analyst and game analyst.

One of the top journalists to ever cover the game, Verducci earned the 2014 National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association’s National Sportswriter of the Year Award, in addition to a Sports Emmy Award in the Outstanding Sports Personality/Sports Reporter category in 2012 as a field reporter for TBS and MLB Network’s regular and postseason coverage.  In 2013, he was awarded a second Sports Emmy Award for Outstanding Sports Personality — Studio Analyst, becoming the first non-former college or pro athlete to claim the honor and the first person to earn the award after previously winning Outstanding Sports Reporter.

In addition to his role with MLB Network, Verducci worked FOX MLB national broadcasts before serving as a studio analyst for TBS’ coverage of the Division Series and American League Championship Series. He became a field reporter for TBS in October 2008 and joined MLB Network booth in 2009.  He also currently serves as a senior baseball writer at Sports Illustrated, where he has twice been named a National Magazine Award finalist.  Verducci contributes inside information and analysis for the magazine and SI.com. Before joining Sports Illustrated, Verducci spent 10 years as a baseball writer for Newsday, serving as its national baseball columnist from 1990 to 1993.  He also was a sports reporter for Florida Today.

With Joe Torre, Verducci co-authored “The Yankee Years,” a No. 1 New York Times bestseller released in 2009 that chronicled the New York Yankees’ dugout and organization.  His multiple other books include “Chasing the Dream:  My Lifelong Journey to the World Series,” chronicling Torre’s path from growing up in Brooklyn to leading the Yankees, and “Inside Baseball:  The Best of Tom Verducci,” which features 21 of his most memorable Sports Illustrated essays.

PERSONAL:

Born Oct. 23, 1960 and raised in Glen Ridge, N.J., Verducci graduated from Penn State University in 1982 with a degree in journalism, and was honored as the Most Outstanding Journalism Graduate in his class. In high school, Verducci caught the winning touchdown pass in his team’s state championship game.

He currently resides in Montgomery Township, N.J., with his wife and two sons.