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Dave Randorf

Dave Randorf (born 1967) is a Canadian sportscaster working for Sportsnet. He is best known for his work at TSN hosting the network's Canadian Football League studio show as well as TSN's and CTV's coverage of figure skating.[1] He also did play-by-play for the NHL on TSN (along with the regional coverage of the Montreal Canadiens), World Hockey Championship, and the National Lacrosse League on TSN.

Biography

Randorf joined TSN in 1985 as an editorial assistant during his first year as a Radio and Television Arts student at Ryerson University.[1] Randorf worked in the TSN newsroom until 1989 before leaving to anchor Sports Page on CKVU-TV in Vancouver. While in Vancouver he also hosted a sports talk show on CKNW (AM) and worked on Vancouver Canucks radio broadcasts as a reporter and, later, game host.

Randorf returned to TSN in 1995 as the Vancouver correspondent and in 1997, became the full-time co-anchor of TSN's Pacific Prime edition of Sportsdesk (now SportsCentre), from TSN's Vancouver studios.[1]

Since returning to TSN, Randorf has covered numerous sporting events, including U.S. Open golf, the Grey Cup, the Super Bowl, men's and women's Ice Hockey World Championships, Memorial Cup, Pan Am Games, and Canada Games. He has also hosted TSN's coverage of the 2000 Summer Olympics, 2002 Winter Olympics, 2004 Summer Olympics, and 2010 Winter Olympics.[1]

Randorf was part of TSN's CFL crew from 1999 to 2013, calling the play-by-play action in 1999 and 2000 and hosting from 2001 until 2014. In addition, he was the play-by-play commentator for the Montreal Canadiens regional games from 2011-2014.[1]

On November 26, 2013, Rogers Media, the owners of the competing network Sportsnet, reached a 12 year deal to become the national rightsholder of the NHL worth $5.2 billion.[2]In June 2014, Randorf officially joined Rogers to become the one of the leading voices of their national coverage along with the revamped Hockey Night in Canada, ending his 17 year career at TSN. He is also the play-by-play commentator for the Toronto Maple Leafs regional broadcasts.

Nominations

Randorf was rewarded for his outstanding contribution to the world of sports with a 2000 Gemini Award nomination as Best Sports Broadcaster.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f "TSN Talent - Dave Randorf". TSN.ca. Bell Media Television. Retrieved 3 May 2011. 
  2. ^ "NHL signs 12-year TV, Internet deal with Rogers; CBC keeps ‘Hockey Night in Canada’". Toronto Star. November 26, 2013. Retrieved November 26, 2013.