VESTAL (WBNG) -- On Monday afternoon, New York Yankees radio broadcaster Suzyn Waldman was the featured speaker at Binghamton University's annual Women's Athletics Luncheon.
Binghamton is celebrating its fiftieth year of women's athletics. The luncheon had a record 810 attendees in its fifteenth year.
An example for females in sports broadcasting, Waldman has been broadcasting for the Yankees since the 2005 season, working with John Sterling on WCBS-AM and currently WFAN. She is the first women to do color commentary for an MLB team.
As a pioneer in the industry, Waldman says that she's thrilled to see the progress women have made, adding that an event like this would never have been held while she was growing up.
"One of the things you learn from sports is, it doesn't matter if anybody leaves here and never plays a sport ever again. What you learn from sports, and remember what that felt like, when your teammate pushed you farther than you wanted to go. Remember what that felt like when you had a support system. That's something we never had, I never had growing up."