Paul Romanuk

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Paul Romanuk is a Canadian sportscaster and writer. He was born in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada.

Romanuk did play-by-play for the Toronto Marlies on CKLN radio from 1981-1984, and the Oshawa Generals on CKAR radio from 1983-1987. Romanuk worked for Hockey Night in Canada from 1984-87 as a stats assistant and runner. Romanuk also hosted the OHL Game of the Week during the 1986-87 season on the Global Television Network. He was also a reporter/anchorman for CFAC-TV's newsshow, Newsfirst, in Calgary in 1987.

Broadcasting career at TSN and Olympic broadcasts[edit]

Romanuk joined TSN as a freelance SportsDesk reporter from 1984 until his promotion to full-time commentator and reporter in 1987. He did National Hockey League play-by-play for the NHL on TSN from 1989 until 2001. Prior to 1994, Romanuk was the "second" TSN hockey play-by-play voice to Jim Hughson. Hughson left TSN and from the 1994-95 season to the 1997-98 season (when the network lost national NHL rights) Romanuk was the network's lead NHL play-by-play announcer. From 1998-99 to 2001 he was the English language television voice of the Montreal Canadiens' regional broadcasts on TSN.

He was best known in Canada for his play-by-play work of international hockey on TSN, where he called virtually every Canadian international hockey game broadcast from 1990 until he left the network in early 2001. Romanuk is fondly remembered by many Canadians for his distinctive catchphrase "IT ... IS ... OVER!" He covered the NHL Entry Draft from 1987-1993, 1997, as a reporter, and from 1994-1996, 1998 as a co-host. He also co-hosted the program, Baseball Tonight.

Romanuk has also shared a production credit on CHL (Canadian Hockey League) Sunday Night on TSN and also on Rogers Sportsnet's presentation of the Spengler Cup hockey tournament. He has also worked at six Olympic Games (Sydney, Salt Lake City, Athens, Beijing, Vancouver and London) and the 1996 World Cup of Hockey. Romanuk called Basketball at the 2008 Summer Olympics for CBC Sports.[1]

Toronto Argonauts and Raptors[edit]

He was the radio play-by-play announcer for the Toronto Argonauts in 2004 [2] and the Toronto Raptors in 2004-5.[3]

Other work[edit]

He has also produced corporate films and television commercials. His most notable writing work is a successful series of children's books — Hockey Superstars — for Scholastic Publishing, Canada. He has also written numerous newspaper and magazine articles. He has been living in London, England since September 2005. He currently works as a freelance sportscaster, calling various sports (including hockey) on Eurosport. During the summer of 2010, Romanuk did some reporting work for CBC during their coverage of the FIFA World Cup. Romanuk also continues to write and produce for various clients; as of late 2010 was said to be producing a "Behind The Scenes" documentary of Canadian recording artist Tomi Swick's new record (being recorded in London).

Rogers' NHL coverage[edit]

It was recently announced that Paul Romanuk will be one of Rogers' play-by-play broadcasters as part of their new TV contract for the NHL beginning in October 2014.[4]


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