The announcement doesn't come as a surprise, since word leaked on Twitter that Hogan would take over the job earlier this month. She replaces Peter Ruttgaizer, who held the position for the previous three seasons.
Hogan joins the Islanders telecast after four years at Fox Sports Detroit, where she covered the area's three major professional sports teams and college sports. She has also covered the 2010 US Open, 2010 World Series and the 2014 Winter Classic. Hogan was also the recipient of a Michigan Emmy Award in June for her work at Fox Sport Detroit.
“We are excited to welcome Shannon Hogan to the MSG family,” Daniel Ronayne, executive vice president and general manager of MSG Networks, said in a press release. “Islanders fans will appreciate Shannon’s enthusiasm, charisma, and love of hockey for the team’s final season at Nassau Coliseum.”
“I am thrilled to be joining the MSG family at such an exciting time for the network and the Islanders,” said Shannon Hogan. “It will be fantastic working with a franchise rich in tradition and a young team on the rise. During my four years with Fox Sports Detroit, I had the pleasure of working with some of the best managers, coaches, players and analysts in the business. My experience with the Islanders and MSG will add many more people to that list. Interacting with Detroit's passionate fans was a pleasure and I'm looking forward to a great relationship with the Islanders fans. I can't wait for my adventure in New York to begin!”