|Born||September 28, 1962|
|Occupation||Canadian sports announcer|
|Known for||TSN and CTV|
Black's broadcasting duties include play-by-play announcing for the CFL on TSN and NBA on TSN, TSN golf and international hockey. He also calls Canadian golf tournaments for the PGA, bowling tournaments, curling, and boxing. He is known as the voice of figure skating in Canada, as he covers the sport as commentator for CTV and TSN coverage of figure skating.
He anchored CTV's coverage of the 1991 Canada Cup, 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain, 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway, the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia and the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, United Kingdom.
Black was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Prior to coming onto the national scene, Black studied Creative Communications at Red River College. Black got his start as a sports announcer at the age of 19 at the local CTV affiliate CKY-TV where he soon became host of the Winnipeg Jets’ NHL broadcasts.
He has been a co-host of Canada AM, the host of CKY Sports Sunday, and is a spokesperson for Foster Parents Plan of Canada. He broke the news of the terrorist attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001, while with Canada AM.
In 2005, Black won the Sports Media Canada Award as Outstanding Sports Broadcaster and has earned five Gemini Award nominations for Best Sports Broadcaster. In 2013, Black received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his volunteer work with Plan Canada.
Toronto Blue Jays coverage
- "Rod Black". TSN, Bell Media. 2019.