Ian Mendes

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Ian Mendes (born December 28, 1976 in Mississauga, Ontario) is a Canadian sports broadcaster. Mendes covers the Ottawa Senators on TSN 1200 Radio and previously covered the Senators with Sportsnet East, a television sports channel serving Eastern Ontario, Quebec and the Atlantic provinces.


After graduating from Carleton University's Journalism Program in 1998, Mendes entered public relations with the Ottawa Lynx AAA baseball club, and wound up working on two occasions as their mascot, Lenny the Lynx.[1] After a brief stint with the Ottawa Senators' Public Relations Department, he joined Sportsnet in 2001 where he covered several MLB World Series and NHL Stanley Cups. During the 2012 World Series he was hit in the back with a foul ball during batting practice just as he was about to go live, the video clip of the incident[2] has over 2M views on YouTube. He currently co-hosts the afternoon radio show "The Drive" for TSN Radio 1200.[3]

Mendes is of Goan Indo-Canadian descent and has two daughters with his wife Sonia.[4]


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