July 29, 1978 |
Virk was born in Toronto to Zakaria and Taherah Virk; his parents had immigrated to Canada from Lahore, Pakistan, in 1972. In 1983 the family relocated to Morven, Ontario, a small town just outside of Kingston, where his father owned and operated a variety store. After graduating high school, Virk studied radio and television arts at Ryerson University.
From 2003 to 2009 he hosted several programs on The Score, and was an associate producer for Sportscentre at TSN. He was also the co-host of Omniculture and Bollywood Boulevard at Omni Television. In 2009, he joined Maple Leafs Sports and Entertainment (MLSE) as a host and reporter for Raptors TV, Leafs TV and Gol TV Canada. In April 2010 he joined the ESPN family of stations in Bristol, Connecticut.
Since joining ESPN, he is one of three main anchors for Baseball Tonight. During 2014 spring training he began calling play-by-play for an ESPN affiliate. In the baseball off-season, he has hosted SportsCenter and Outside the Lines. He has also filled in for Keith Olbermann on the Olbermann talk show.
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