Eric Smith (sportscaster)
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|Born||2 April 1975|
|Sports commentary career|
|Genre(s)||color commentary/sports commentator|
Smith has been working at the Fan 590 and covering the Raptors in some capacity for more than 10 years. He used to work for Global TV sports as well, as their Raptors/NBA analyst. He can now be seen regularly throughout Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and the United States. He has appeared on CNN, NBA TV, CBC Newsworld and more.
Since 2005, Smith has worked alongside Paul Jones during the radio broadcasts. From 2005-2014, Smith served as the colour commentator while Jones handled the play-by-play. From 2014 onwards, Smith moved to the play-by-play role while Jones switched to colour analyst.
From 2004-2009, Smith and Jones appeared together on another show on Raptors NBA TV, Double Dribble.
In addition to those duties, Smith hosts a weekly basketball show on the Fan 590, Hoops, which used to be simulcast on NBA TV Canada.
Smith is a columnist for Sportsnet.ca.
He also hosts Blue Jays Xpress, a Sportsnet 360 TV program that follows each Toronto Blue Jays' game.
In 2012, Smith was the TV play by play voice for Men's Boxing (on the Canadian Olympic Broadcast) at the London Summer Games.
- "Personalities - Eric Smith". CJCL (AM)/Fan 590. Archived from the original on 2008-01-10. Retrieved 2008-01-21.
- "Hockey is still our game, but another sport is making a full-court press". Toronto Star. 2007-04-22. Retrieved 2008-01-21.