Jack Edwards (sportscaster)

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Edwards in December 2006

Jack Edwards (born March 24, 1957) is an American sportscaster who is the play-by-play announcer for the Boston Bruins on NESN. He also provided commentary for the Konami game MLS Extra Time 2002 for the Xbox and GameCube.

Broadcasting career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Edwards started as a play-by-play announcer for the University of New Hampshire hockey team.[1] He then moved on to play-by-play and sports anchor positions at WGIR radio and WMUR-TV in Manchester, New Hampshire.[1] During the early 1980s he worked as a talk radio host for WRKO in Boston, and as a weekend anchor at WJAR-TV in Providence.[1] He then moved to a sports reporter position at WCVB-TV in Boston. While at WCVB-TV, Edwards also served as a freelance play by play announcer for ESPN. Among the events he called were the Davis Cup finals and Frozen Four.[2][3] He also served as a reporter for ABC's coverage of alpine skiing at the 1988 Winter Olympics.[4]

In 1988, Edwards became the weekend sports anchor for Boston's WHDH-TV.[5] While working for the CBS affiliate, Edwards also called some events for the network, including the US Open and the 1991 Olympic Winterfest.[1][6]

ESPN[edit]

In 1991, Edwards joined ESPN as a SportsCenter anchor and reporter. Edwards also did announcing for Little League baseball from 1995 to 2002, the X Games in 1996, ESPN National Hockey Night from 1999 to 2003, and soccer, including coverage of the 2002 FIFA World Cup.[1]

Post-ESPN[edit]

In 2003, Edwards joined College Sports Television, a newly launched speciality cable sports channel.[7]

Boston Bruins[edit]

Edwards began calling Bruins games during the 2005-06 NHL season for NESN, handling the road games while Dale Arnold covered the home games.[1] At the start of the 2007-08 NHL season, Edwards called all Bruins games. He was awarded a 2010-11 Stanley Cup Championship ring for his play-by-play work with the Boston Bruins.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Griffith, Bill (September 25, 2005). "Edwards, NESN look like good fit". The Boston Globe.
  2. ^ Craig, Jack (December 15, 1985). "A Pitch for Sunday Baseball". The Boston Globe. Boston Globe Newspaper.
  3. ^ McAdam, Sean (March 21, 1986). "TV/Radio Sports: Pats likely to play 2 games in prime time next season". The Providence Journal. Providence Journal/Evening Bulletin.
  4. ^ Craig, Jack (March 4, 1988). "Thanks to the Job Jack Edwards Did in Calgary ... His Star is Rising". The Boston Globe. Boston Globe Newspaper.
  5. ^ Craig, Jack (April 10, 1988). "Edwards Cashing in at Ch. 7". The Boston Globe. Boston Globe Newspaper.
  6. ^ Isaacs, Stan (September 1, 1989). "USA Coverage of the Open: More is Better". Newsday. Newsday, Inc.
  7. ^ Quindt, Fritz (April 14, 2003). "Static". The Sporting News.
  8. ^ http://www.nesn.com/2011/10/jack-edwards-appears-on-kiss-108-to-talk-bruins-rings-and-red-sox.html