Sarah Kustok, YES’ primary Brooklyn Nets game analyst, joined the network in 2012 after spending three years with Comcast SportsNet Chicago as a reporter and anchor. The 2017-18 season marked Kustok’s first as YES’ primary game analyst after spending the previous five NBA seasons as the network’s Nets courtside reporter. She worked her first Nets game as an analyst on YES in March 2015, and then was an analyst on a number of Nets games the next two seasons.
Kustok was part of YES’ Nets broadcast team which won the 2014 New York Emmy Award for Best Live Sports Series and was nominated for an Emmy in 2018 for her work as YES’ Nets reporter. She also hosts YES’ Nets Magazine series.
In addition to her YES work, Kustok is a regular contributor to FOX Sports 1’s First Things First morning show as an NBA analyst. During the 2017-18 season, she was an analyst on FS1’s Men’s Big East regular season games, and has been FS1’s studio analyst for its Big 12 and Big East women’s basketball tournaments for the last four seasons. She also provided analysis for FS1’s Big East women’s regular season college basketball telecasts for three seasons.
Kustok has worked as a sideline reporter for FOX Sports’ NFL game coverage and was a game analyst for FOX Sports’ coverage of the inaugural Jr. NBA World Championship during the summer of 2018.
Kustok was also an analyst on Connecticut Sun WNBA telecasts during the 2017 and 2018 seasons and has provided game analysis on NBA G-League Finals telecasts the past three seasons, as well. During the 2018 NBA Playoffs she served as a game analyst for Turner’s Virtual Reality coverage through the Western Conference Finals.
The YES Network, the most-watched regional sports network in the country 13 of the last 15 years, is the exclusive local television home of the 27-time World Champion New York Yankees, the Brooklyn Nets, and MLS’ New York City FC. The network has won 105 New York Emmy Awards since its 2002 launch.
During her time at CSN Chicago, Kustok covered the Chicago Bulls, Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox and the Chicago Blackhawks as the network’s reporter. She also had been anchoring sportscasts on WMAQ-TV (NBC) in Chicago. She joined CSN Chicago in 2009 as a feature reporter and occasional anchor on the network’s SportsNet Central show. Prior to working at CSN, Kustok also earned experience at ESPN as an analyst and sideline reporter and appeared on Versus (now NBC Sports Network).
A 2004 Communications/Media Studies graduate of DePaul, Kustok played a key role as the Blue Demons women’s basketball team reached the NCAA tournament twice, after the 2003 and 2004 seasons. She was captain both of those seasons, and the team was ranked in the Top 25 each season. She currently ranks fourth at the school in career three-point field goal percentage, and during the 2003 season she posted the third-highest single-season three-point field goal percentage in program history.
Kustok was an assistant women’s basketball coach at DePaul during the 2005-2006 season, helping the team to advance to the NCAA Sweet Sixteen for the first time in program history. She received a Master’s Degree in Corporate & Multicultural Communication from DePaul, and she was inducted into the Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame in 2012.