Rod Black

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Black in November 2009

Rod Black (born February 18, 1962) is a Canadian sports announcer for TSN and CTV Sports.

Black calls games for the Canadian Football League CFL, CIS Canadian University Sport Football, and occasionally for The NHL on TSN, and used to call games for the Toronto Blue Jays, ending in 2009. He also calls Canadian golf tournaments for the PGA, on occasion bowling tournaments, curling, boxing and 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. He also called games for the Toronto Raptors. He won the 2005 Sports Media Canada Award as Outstanding Sports Broadcaster and has earned five Gemini Award nominations for Best Sports Broadcaster.


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.

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.

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