Renee Young Promoted To Full-Time Raw Announcer

In a move that is sure to please wrestling fans across the world; Renee Young is your new full-time announcer on Raw.

Young will replace Jonathan Coachman, who will be moved to Young's old spot as host of pay-per-view kickoff shows.

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WWE put out a press release making the change official.

STAMFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- WWE (NYSE: WWE) today announced two changes to its broadcasting team, naming Renee Young as the first woman to join the Monday Night Raw broadcast booth full time and Jonathan Coachman as the new host of WWE’s pay-per-view kickoff shows.

Starting tonight, Renee Young will join Michael Cole and Corey Graves each week on Raw. Young started with WWE in 2012 and has served as a backstage interviewer and commentator on Raw, SmackDown Live and NXT. She is currently part of the Mae Young Classic commentary team on WWE Network. Prior to WWE, Young worked at The Score Television Network in Canada, building her reputation by co-hosting WWE Aftermath and interviewing high-caliber talent such as The Rolling Stones on other programming.

A veteran broadcaster with more than 20 years of experience hosting shows for WWE, ESPN, MSG Network and the Golf Channel, Coachman will bring his unique style to millions of viewers around the world on WWE Network, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and, as the host of WWE’s pay-per-view kickoff shows. Coachman will begin his new role this Sunday, September 16 alongside WWE Hall of Famer Booker T, David Otunga, Sam Roberts and Peter Rosenberg prior to WWE’s Hell in a Cell pay-per-view event.

Young has filled in for Coach twice in the last month to great reviews from the fanbase. She became the first female to call Raw on Aug. 13. Young begins her full-time duties starting tonight.

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