Sarah Kustok

Sarah Kustok is an AS-American sports journalist and reporter, currently workings for the (YES Network). The 33-year-old journalist is known for her work as a sideline reporter through the BN--Brooklyn Nets.

Sarah Kustok was born in Orland Park, Illinois and there she played basketball and volleyball while attending the high school. After that, Kustok attended DePaul University, where she played basketball for the Blue Demons women’s basketball team. She captained the Blue Demons team in her senior year.  During her four-year career at DePaul University, her team reached the NCAA tournament twice and the NIT twice, as well. Sarah Kustok graduated in 2004 with a degree Communication/Media Studies and received her Master’s Degree in Multi-Cultural and Corporate Communication from DePaul in 2005. The reporter was an assistant coach at DePaul during the 2005-2006 season, and in that season the Blue Demons reached the NCAA Sweet Sixteen for the first time in the history of the University.

She started her career in media as an analyst plus side/line journalist for ESPN, covering college basketball, high school, and college football. In 2009, she started to work with Comcast SportsNet Chicago as a reporter. Her job was to cover all the main franchises from Chicago like the Bulls, White Socks, Cubs, and Blackhawks. On August 3rd, she informed her colleagues that she is going to leave Chicago for New York and Brooklyn Nets, who changed the New Jersey for Brooklyn in that year. She was officially hired by the YES Network on August 6th as their reporter in covering the Brooklyn Nets Basketball. Kustok latter appeared in both studio and reporting from live remote locations.

A major controversy related to Sarah Kustok was the murder of her mother Anita (Jeanie)//Kustok while she snoozes in their family home in Orland Park in 2010. Sarah’s father, Allan Kustok was accused and later sentenced for 60 years in prison for killing his wife. He claimed his innocence and Sarah also testified earlier than the jury her father’s innocence. Zak Kustok, Sarah’s brother, and former quarterback at Sandburg High School and Northwestern University, now a businessman, didn’t take the stand during his father’s trial and he never agreed with his sister. He wasn’t supporting his father, but he declined to comment when asked if he believes that his dad is guilty. Allan Kustok maintained that his wife shot herself in the morning of September 29th in 2010. He told the investigators that he awoke to the sound of a gunshot and he found his wife dead beside him in bed. The pistol was the Magnum .357 which he gave her as an anniversary gift. While Jeanie Kustok loved her husband, according to people who testified, Allan had something else in mind.  He wasn’t happy in their marriage and he wanted a different path, he planned to file for divorce and he previously had multiple affairs.

Sarah Kustok currently resides in Brooklyn, New York and while her personal life was related to a big family tragedy, her professional career is going upwards. She was inducted into the Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame in 2012.


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