Behind the Mic: Larry King to Host New Talk Show on TWC’s SportsNet LA; CSN Philly Adds Mike Schmidt to ‘Championship’ Booth Team

Time Warner Cable’s newly launched SportsNet LA has landed legendary broadcaster and lifelong Los Angeles Dodgers fan Larry King to host a new series, dubbed Larry King At Bat. A Dodger season ticket holder and fan of the team since its days in Brooklyn, King interview celebrities, baseball legends, Dodger personalities and other luminaries in a series of hour-long episodes and the first episode will debut on Tuesday, March 18 at 7:00 p.m. and feature Dodger legend and SportsNet LA studio analyst Orel Hershiser in an exclusive sit-down interview…

…Comcast SportsNet Phiadelphia continues to add Philly legends to its roster of on-air talent, as Hall of Famer Mike Schmidt will joining the network’s Phillies broadcast team for 13 Sunday home games in 2014.  Schmidt, the 1980 World Series MVP, will work as an analyst alongside play-by-play man Tom McCarthy for “Sundays with Schmidt” broadcasts this season. Schmidt joins the recently announced additions of 2008 World Series Champions Jamie Moyer and Matt Stairs to CSN Philly’s team…

…Tennis Channel has inked a multiyear contract extension with Mary Carillo, adding Wimbledon and select domestic tournaments – beginning with the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami – to her network repertoire. Carillo joined Tennis Channel’s French Open and US Open telecast teams in 2011.Beginning as a tennis analyst for USA Network following her retirement from professional tennis in 1980, Carillo has branched out to cover a wide variety of sports stories for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, HBO Sports, ESPN and Bravo…

…Former ESPN reporter Colleen Dominguez has joined FOX Sports and will contribute reporting and features to FOX Sports 1’s FOX SPORTS LIVE nightly news/highlights/opinion program. Dominguez joins FOX Sports after spending the last decade at ESPN, appearing on SportsCenter, Outside the Lines, and covering breaking news and events. Prior to ESPN, Dominguez was a correspondent with NBC News, reporting for Today, NBC Nightly News and programming on MSNBC…

…SiriusXM has re-signed Casey Stern for his daily hosting spot on the MLB Network Radio channel, as well as for expanded duties on additional SiriusXM sports channels. Stern, who has been with SiriusXM since 2008, will continue to host Inside Pitch alongside his co-host, former Cincinnati Reds and Washington Nationals general manager Jim Bowden, every weekday afternoon on MLB Network Radio (XM channel 89, Sirius channel 209).  Casey will also continue to be a lead host at MLB Network Radio’s coverage of the World Series, MLB All-Star Game and Home Run Derby. In addition, Stern will expand his duties across other SiriusXM sports channels with roles on SiriusXM NFL Radio and SiriusXM’s all-sports Mad Dog Sports Radio channel. On SiriusXM NFL Radio (channel 88), he will continue to host the channel’s SiriusXM NFL Tailgate Show during the season and will also be the regular host on the channel’s Thursday Night Football post-game show.

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