At a luncheon she hosted at Keens Steakhouse for the launch of New York Sports Tours, Peabody Award-winning sports broadcaster Mary Carillo recorded a message that can be heard only by tour guests. The message recognizes a late New York sports personality featured on the tour.
Carillo also narrates many original mini-documentaries shown exclusively to New York Sports Tours guests.
Each post-tour New York Sports Tours meal is hosted or co-hosted by a New York sports personality at the storied Manhattan restaurant Keens Steakhouse. The meal is included in the ticket price.
Keens has been a part of sports history for well over a century. There, the hosts add to the tour story of how sports in New York has helped shape culture and society.
Each lunch and dinner host is identified at some point in advance of the meal date. Guests can then see the name of the host by clicking on the date in the ticket system.
In addition to Mary Carillo, New York Sports Tours founder Jordan Sprechman narrates brief documentaries played during the tour ride.
Analogous to sports broadcasting, each tour ride includes a play-by-play host and a color analyst. The color analyst also shows historical items as part of the tour narrative.
When the tour launched, Gary Sussman served as the tour's chief play-by-play host and New York Sports Tours president Kevin O'Keefe served as the chief color analyst. Sussman was the public address announcer for the NBA's Nets for more than 20 years and is moderator for player press conferences at tennis' US Open. O'Keefe created the tour narrative with Sprechman.