Rod Black

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Rod Black
Rod Black 2014 Headshot.jpg
Born (1962-09-28) September 28, 1962 (age 57)
OccupationCanadian sports announcer
Known forTSN and CTV

Rod Black (born September 28, 1962) is a Canadian sports announcer for TSN and CTV Sports.

Career[edit]

Black's broadcasting duties include play-by-play announcing for the CFL on TSN and NBA on TSN, TSN golf and international hockey.[1] 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.[1]

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.[citation needed]

Education[edit]

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.

Awards[edit]

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[2].

Toronto Blue Jays coverage[edit]

Black called Toronto Blue Jays games for CTV Sportsnet from 1999 to 2000 and on TSN from 2002 to 2009. His partners were Joe Carter (Sportsnet) and Pat Tabler (TSN).

Black also co-hosted CTV's pregame coverage of the 1992 and 1993 World Series with Rob Faulds.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Rod Black". TSN, Bell Media. 2019.
  2. ^ https://www.gg.ca/en/honours/recipients/126-253542