Steve Kouleas

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Steve Kouleas
Born Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Occupation Television anchor, hockey broadcaster

Steve Kouleas (born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada[1]) is a Canadian television anchor, radio host and hockey broadcaster who last worked for TSN.[2][3] He hosted both the weeknight hockey program That's Hockey 2Nite on TSN2,[4] as well as the weekday hockey program That's Hockey 2Day on TSN Radio 1050.[5]

Kouleas has been working in television and radio throughout North America for more than 20 years.[1] In 2009, he was nominated for a Gemini Award as Best Sportscaster/Anchor in Canada.[6]

Background[edit]

Kouleas was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada; a graduate of Ryerson University's Radio and Television Arts program.[1] Kouleas is of Macedonian descent. He's a relative of Dan Iliakis, a Canadian hockey player currently playing defense in Sweden for Orebro HK and stated he is a distant cousin of Tampa Bay Lightning forward Steven Stamkos.[n1][n2]

Broadcasting career[edit]

Kouleas has worked in the television and radio industry in Canada and the United States for more than 20 years.[1] He formerly worked for The Score from 1997 to 2010, covering the National Hockey League (NHL). He last worked for The Sports Network (TSN), and hosted both the weeknight hockey program That's Hockey 2Nite on TSN2,[4] as well as the weekday hockey program That's Hockey 2Day on TSN Radio 1050.[5] Kouleas has also worked for CBC, CBS, ESPN, and NBC.[1] Additionally, he covered Team Canada during the 2010 Winter Olympics.[1]

Television[edit]

Kouleas began his career at The Sports Network (TSN) as an associate producer of SportsDesk in 1990, and worked at the network for seven years.[7] He decided to step away from producing, and instead joined The Score as its lead anchor. Following his departure from TSN, Kouleas worked at The Score as its lead anchor for thirteen years. While at The Score, Kouleas covered numerous sports and sporting events, including the National Hockey League (NHL)'s Stanley Cup Final, trade deadline, and Entry Draft. He also covered several topics for the National Basketball Association (NBA).[7] After thirteen years with The Score, Kouleas parted ways with the network.[8]

TSN announced on December 8, 2010 that Steve Kouleas would re-join the network, as a part of their National Hockey League (NHL) broadcast team. Kouleas hosts the weeknight hockey program That's Hockey 2Nite, which premiered on February 1, 2011 on TSN2.[4]

As of the start of the 2014-2015 NHL season, Kouleas was no longer listed as a member of TSN's talent.[9]

Radio[edit]

Kouleas hosts a weekday hockey show on TSN Radio 1050 which debuted on April 13, 2011 called That's Hockey 2Day.[10] The show airs from 12:00 PM (ET) to 1:00 PM (ET).[5] He previously hosted the interactive radio show, Live from Wayne Gretzky's, which is taped at Wayne Gretzky’s Restaurant in Toronto, Ontario.[7] Kouleas has also done radio and television play-by-play for the Buffalo Sabres of the National Hockey League (NHL), as well as the American Hockey League (AHL). He has made radio appearances on both Sirius Satellite Radio and XM Satellite Radio. He has also called play-by-play for other minor and junior hockey leagues.[1]

Honours[edit]

On August 25, 2009,[11] Kouleas was nominated for a Gemini Award as Best Sportscaster/Anchor in Canada, alongside future TSN co-workers James Duthie (as anchor on the NHL on TSN's TradeCentre '09 panel), and Darren Dutchyshen (as co-host of SportsCentre).[6] Duthie would go on to win the award.[12]

Other appearances[edit]

Kouleas plays himself in the 2010 Canadian film Score: A Hockey Musical.[13]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Stated by Kouleas himself on the 10:30 PM (ET), March 9, 2011 broadcast of That's Hockey 2Nite.
  2. ^ Tweeted on Steve Kouleas' official Twitter page (@stevekouleas).[14][15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "TSN Talent - Steve Kouleas". TSN. Retrieved April 9, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Steve Kouleas joins TSN hockey coverage". Sportscasters Talent Agency of America (STAA). December 8, 2010. Archived from the original on April 14, 2011. Retrieved December 29, 2010.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  3. ^ "Hockey Broadcaster Kouleas Joins TSN". Broadcaster. December 8, 2010. Archived from the original on April 14, 2011. Retrieved April 9, 2011.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  4. ^ a b c "That's Hockey 2Nite". TSN. Retrieved April 8, 2011. 
  5. ^ a b c "TSN RADIO 1050 debuts with All-Star lineup". TSN. April 13, 2011. Archived from the original on April 14, 2011. Retrieved April 14, 2011. 
  6. ^ a b "Steve Kouleas out at Toronto's Score". Sportscasters Talent Agency of America (STAA). August 24, 2010. Archived from the original on April 14, 2011. Retrieved April 9, 2011.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  7. ^ a b c d "Hockey Broadcaster Steve Kouleas Joins TSN". CTVmedia. December 8, 2010. Archived from the original on April 14, 2011. Retrieved April 14, 2011.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  8. ^ Bruce Dowbiggin (August 22, 2010). "Kouleas, The Score part ways". The Globe and Mail. Archived from the original on April 26, 2011. Retrieved April 26, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Talent - TSN". TSN. Retrieved 29 October 2014. 
  10. ^ Raju Mudhar (March 13, 2011). "Mudhar: TV titan TSN gets ready for a fight with Rogers Sportsnet". Toronto Star. Archived from the original on April 14, 2011. Retrieved March 14, 2011. 
  11. ^ "24th Annual Gemini Awards". Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television. August 25, 2009. Archived from the original on April 14, 2011. Retrieved April 9, 2011. 
  12. ^ "24th Annual Gemini Awards: Full List of Nominations & Winners". Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television. November 14, 2009. Archived from the original (PDF) on April 13, 2011. Retrieved April 9, 2011. 
  13. ^ "Score: A Hockey Musical (2010) - Full cast and crew". IMDb. Retrieved April 9, 2011. 
  14. ^ "Question directed at Steve Kouleas". Twitter. April 7, 2011. Archived from the original on April 8, 2011. Retrieved April 8, 2011. 
  15. ^ "Response from Steve Kouleas". Twitter. April 8, 2011. Archived from the original on April 8, 2011. Retrieved April 8, 2011. 

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