Rod Black

The Voice of CTV Sports and TSN

”My whole life is pretty much about sports. It’s not a job. It’s not a hobby. It’s a passion,” says Rod Black, one of Canada’s most recognized and distinguished sportscasters. Thrilling audiences with his stories from over 30 years in sports journalism, Black’s extensive resume includes play-by-play commentating on TSN for Blue Jays Baseball, the CFL, the Canadian Open, and the Canadian Figure Skating Championships, as well as coverage of many Olympic Games competitions.

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. His broadcasting abilities aren’t limited to the sports world, however, as he is also the former co-host of CTV’s Canada AM, and is the narrator of a variety of prime time specials.

He is a five-time Gemini Award nominee as “Canada’s Best Sportscaster,” and received the 2005 Sports Media Canada Award as “Outstanding Sports Broadcaster.”


Rod Black is one of Canada’s best emcees for any kind of function.  With his light-hearted yet professional approach he is a fitting host for awards programs, conferences and shows.

Sports Broadcasting

Rod provides an entertaining speech that combines video with stories of his many years as a sports broadcaster.

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