New Host for CFL on TSN
TSN today announced two-time Canadian Screen Award winner Rod Smith as the new host of its popular CFL ON TSN panel. Smith, known for his trademark powerful voice and smooth delivery, is one the country’s most-trusted broadcasters. Smith will be joined by fan-favourite analysts Matt Dunigan, Chris Schultz, Jock Climie, Milt Stegall, and Paul LaPolice.
“Rod is a football guy through-and-through. He brings both a wealth of CFL knowledge and a compelling new presence to the panel,” said Mark Milliere, Senior Vice-President of Production, TSN. “Rod is the ideal host of this all-star CFL ON TSN cast.”
A former offensive lineman for the Queen's University Golden Gaels, Smith anchored TSN's studio coverage of CFL in 1997 and has also served as a play-by-play commentator for CFL ON TSN. Smith, who joined TSN in 1987, will resume hosting the 6 p.m. ET edition of SPORTSCENTRE after the CFL season wraps up.
Earlier this year Smith earned his second Canadian Screen Award, winning Best Sports Host in a Sports Program or Series for his work on SPORTSCENTRE, Canada’s #1 sports news show. Following his outstanding play-by-play commentary during the London 2012 Olympic Games, Smith was honoured with the first-ever Canadian Screen Award for Best Sports Play-by-Play Announcer, as well as the Excellence in Sports Broadcasting Award from Sports Media Canada.
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