Pat Connolly (announcer)

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Pat Connolly (1928 - 27 November 2012) was a famous Canadian sports broadcaster. He began his journalism career in 1945 and his radio career in Sydney in 1948 with CJCB radio. In 1954, Connolly became Atlantic Canada's first television sports guest. He was also a sports reporter for The Chronicle Herald and Halifax Daily News.[1] Connolly was inducted into the Nova Scotia Sports Hall of Fame in 1999. In 2009, the Pat Connolly Press Box in what was then the Halifax Metro Centre was named after him.[2][3] Three years later, he died from cancer at the age of 84 in Halifax.


  1. ^ "Pat Connolly, iconic sports broadcaster, dead at 84". CBC News. Retrieved 7 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "Pat Connolly, N.S. sports writer and broadcaster, dies at 84". CTV News. Retrieved 7 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "Broadcasting legend Pat Connolly dead at age 84". Cape Breton Post. Retrieved 7 December 2012.