August 8, 1960 |
|Known for||That's Hockey, SportsCentre|
Arrived in Canada with his family in 1964. Lived in Toronto until he was 12, then moved to Etobicoke where he graduated from Kipling Collegiate Institute in 1979. While in highschool, he played varsity football and wrestled.
As a freshman in 1981 Gino won the Evangelism Award at the Ontario Bible College (now Tyndale University College and Seminary).
When he was still in highschool(KCI), at 16 years of age, Reda began volunteering for a local cable company(MacLean Hunter) doing play-by-play for various sports including highschool basketball, volleyball, soccer, hockey and wrestling. As a 19 year old, Reda and co-host Frank Gianonni anchored a live weekly progam called "CitySports". During the two years of the program, the show won the North American Cable award for "Best Live Sports Programing." Reda worked as a freelance play-by-play announcer for the Humber College Hawks, Junior B Hockey, Junior A box lacrosse, the Canadian National Soccer League and the Canadian National Gymnastics Championships between 1983 and 1987. In May of 1986, Reda accepted a volunteer position as the field reporter covering the Toronto Blue Jays, for Sportsline at Global Television in Toronto. In September of 1986, Reda was hired by then Sportsline Host Jim Tatti to a full time position at Global. He joined TSN in the summer of 1988 as a reporter covering the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, Korea. He then covered the Dubin Inquiry throughout early 1989. He has been the host of That's Hockey on TSN since 2001 after being on SportsCentre for the previous fourteen years. During his time with TSN, Reda has hosted numberous international events including, the World Cup of Soccer, the World Cup of Rugby, numberous Olympic Games including Vanouver 2010, and was the host of the Gemini awarding winning crew that covered the World Jr Hockey Championship in Halifax in 2003.
Reda also currently serves as a host of Junior Hockey Magazine, a weekly nationally syndicated radio show, entering its 25th season, covering the weekly stories from the Canadian Hockey League.
Reda has also served as a volunteer co-host for numberous World Vision Television Programs.
Gino Reda is of Italian descent, born in Peterborough, England, and now a Canadian Citizen. He lives with his wife Shanon, daughter, Kaylee(Osgoode Law School) and sons, Luke(Columbia College of Physicans and Surgeons), and Beck(currently in grade school).
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