NEW YORK (AP) — The Mets have hired two new public address announcers for Citi Field, including the first woman to hold the job and a grandson of late ABC broadcaster Howard Cosell.
Marysol Castro will start work at Thursday night's homestand opener against the Chicago Cubs, and Colin Cosell will debut on Saturday night.
Alex Anthony was the announcer from 2002-17, making the move with the team from Shea Stadium to Citi Field. He was replaced on an interim basis at the start of this season by Rob Rush, also the announcer for the NBA G-League's Long Island Nets.
Castro has worked at WPIX and News 12 The Bronx in New York, and was a weather anchor on ABC's "Good Morning America" for seven years.
Cosell won three Emmy Awards with MSG Varsity and is currently working freelance for Verizon FiOS1 Sports.
New York announced the hirings Wednesday. They become the Mets' 12th and 13th ballpark announcers after Jack E. Lee (1962-August 1966), Dan Reilly (two 1966 homestands), Jack Lightcap (1966-70), Loren Matthews (1970-76), Jack Franchetti (1977-87), Pete Larkin (1998-93), Don and Doug Gould (1994), Del DeMontreaux (1995-99), Roger Luce (2000-03), and Anthony.
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