Expanding on its tradition of covering High Schools sports, The Sacramento Bee will debut “The Bee Preps Show” on Aug. 26. Presented by title sponsor Save Mart and airing on Comcast SportsNet California, “The Bee Preps Show” will be the only show dedicated solely to high school sports in the Sacramento region.
Co-hosted by The Sacramento Bee’s Joe Davidson and Mike Finnerty of All-City Preps, the weekly, 30-minute cable TV program will feature video highlights of key athletes, coaches and teams. The new program will air during the school year – from late August to mid-June – at 4:30 p.m. every Tuesday, and repeat on Wednesday and Thursday. After airing on CSN, each show will be available at sacbee.com.
“This new partnership expands The Bee’s commitment to covering high school sports in the Sacramento region and means that high school sports fans will have more content than ever – in paper, online and on TV,” said Tom Negrete, The Bee’s director of innovation and news operations.
The Bee’s partnership with All-City Preps also means that Finnerty’s team rankings, news of college signings and recruiting of local athletes will be available on sacbee.com. The Davidson-Finnerty team is renowned in the region for extensive coverage of high school sports. Davidson, an award-winning journalist who has been involved with sports for more than 25 years, will be joined by Finnerty, a 10-year veteran of high school coverage. The CSN signal goes from the Bay Area to the Oregon border, with heavy emphasis on Northern California coverage, including the Bay Area.
“I am thrilled to have All-City Preps join forces with The Sacramento Bee, the region’s news and information giant,” Finnerty said. “We envision and exciting future for the coverage of high school sports in Sacramento and Northern California.”