Steve Raab is the President of SportsNet New York (SNY), a regional sports network owned by Comcast and the Wilpon family. As such, he plays an intricate balancing act between covering Mets games on television while not alienating owners or fans of his team.
Raab graduated from William & Mary in 1989 as a three-year letterwinner on Tribe Soccer Team before serving as assistant coach under April Heinrichs and later Virginia University.
Early Life and Education
Raab attended Cambridge University before undertaking professional legal training with City-of-London firm Linklaters. After qualifying as a solicitor in 2000 and working on projects such as project finance and international litigation before departing to pursue politics full-time, Raab made history as the youngest ever person ever elected as Mayor of Cambridge City Council in 2003.
In 2010, he was elected to represent Esher and Walton, a safe Conservative seat, in the House of Commons. Thereafter, he worked as an aide for former Home Secretary David Davis and Attorney General Dominic Grieve before returning to his original backbenches once Theresa May formed her first government.
He put forward an unsuccessful Ten Minute Rule Bill proposing that public service and transport unions obtain 50% support of their members before being permitted to hold strike votes. He also participated in debates regarding giving prisoners the vote and extradition.
Steven Raab serves as president of SNY, the official regional sports network for both the New York Mets and Jets. Under his direction, SNY has won multiple industry accolades such as an Emmy Award.
Raab is also an accomplished businessperson who owns and operates several companies including The InSource Group – an IT services provider providing high-caliber IT professionals to its clients on contract.
He is also an active philanthropist who supports various causes and organizations. Additionally, he enjoys motorcycling, fly fishing and running sports as hobbies. Married and having two children himself, he is an avid outdoorsman fond of his three rescued dogs as well as an experienced pilot.
Achievement and Honors
Raab graduated with honors from William & Mary with a double major in history and economics in 1989, in addition to three-year letterwining on Tribe Soccer team and holding an “A” coaching license from U.S. Soccer Federation.
Raab is both an author and former television personality in Germany, hosting the comedy talk show TV total. Furthermore, he initiated and hosted Unser Star fur Oslo; which served as the national pre-selection show to select Germany’s entry for Eurovision Song Contest 2004.
As an avid traveler and hand and shotgun sports enthusiast, he enjoys travelling. Additionally, he actively supports various charitable organizations including Dallas Social Venture Partners, Transition Resource Action Center and Vision Regeneration which works to reduce teen and gang violence.
Steven Raab is active in many philanthropic activities. He serves on the Dallas Committee on Foreign Relations, SMU Tower Center Forum and supports arts and cultural venues like Nasher Sculpture Centre in Dallas.
John is an active supporter of the Dallas Museum of Art as well as a subscriber to Arts and Letters Live, TITAS and the Southern Methodist University Tate Lecture Series. Additionally, in his free time he enjoys motorcycling and fly fishing.
He previously served on the board of KemperSports Marketing, a sports-apparel company, as well as being responsible for acquiring and managing Turner Sports programming rights for TBS Superstation. In addition, he held leadership roles within cable television.
As of 2021, Raab is estimated to have amassed a net worth of at least $505 Thousand. A wealthy businessman who has made their wealth by hosting various TV shows and reality series as well as being drummer in Extralarge band.
Raab has long been involved in various philanthropic activities and donated to many charities throughout his career. Additionally, he served on multiple boards and committees.
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