Since joining MSG in August of 1995, Deb Placey has become an integral part of the networks local sports coverage. She currently serves as a host and reporter on MSG Plus for the New York Islanders.
Placey has filled many roles throughout her time with MSG, including hosting "Hockey Night Live," a weekly comprehensive hockey show and serving as the host of sports and entertainment show "MSG, NY."
Prior to joining MSG, Placey worked on various projects for ESPN2. While at ESPN2, she served as a reporter and an anchor, providing scores, highlights and updates for ESPN-produced live events, including college basketball, hockey and college football. She also hosted a talk show on WFAN.
After growing up in St. Louis, Placey left to attend the University of Arizona, graduating with a degree in journalism. She began her career shortly thereafter as a production assistant behind the camera for ESPN's "SportsCenter."
Placey's first job in front of the camera was two years later when she went to WSIL-TV, the ABC affiliate in Marion, Illinois, as a news reporter. She got her first chance to work sports when she filled in for the weekend sportscaster for a two-week stint. Even though Placey only hosted four sports segments of the news that was all it took for her talent to be recognized. Soon after, she went to KWWL-TV, the NBC affiliate in Waterloo, Iowa, to serve as weekend sports anchor.
Placey moved to WPRI-TV, the ABC affiliate in Providence, Rhode Island, as weekend sports anchor and went to WSVN-TV, the FOX affiliate in Miami, Florida, in the same capacity. She remained in Miami until she joined ESPN2.
Over the years, Placey has given back to her community as much as possible through donating her time to area charities and children's organizations. "Big Brothers/Big Sisters," "Bears 4 Kids," and the "Kings Bay Boys Club" have all been the recipients of her efforts.
In addition to her successful broadcasting career, Placey is thriving on the homefront as well, in her role as a mother. Placey, who is an avid golfer, lives with her husband Edward and two daughters, Madeline and Caroline in Southport, CT. Edward is a coordinating producer at ESPN.