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Rod Black


Mississauga, ON, Canada

Distinguished Canadian Sportscaster

From the Blue Jays to the CFL, the Raptors to figure skating, the Stanley Cup Playoffs, tennis, golf, boxing, and of course the Olympics, Rod Black – Canada’s most versatile broadcaster – has had a front row seat to observe and call all of sport’s major events.

Keynote Speeches

Sports Broadcasting

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

Platform Plus Presentations

Unique formats and ways to connect with audiences.
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.
Links Golf Program | Celebrity Golfer
An avid golfer, baseball and hockey player, Black tours annually with the NHL legends raising money for a variety of local charities across Canada. He's also a great option for Hosting/Emcee duties after a day on the course.

Audience reviews:

  • The event was a great success and Rod was fantastic! - Coordinator, Sport Liaison, The Corporation of the City of Brampton

Speaker Biography

”My whole life is pretty much about sports. It’s not a job. It’s not a hobby. It’s a passion.” – Rod Black

Former CTV and TSN sportscaster Rod Black’s knowledge, versatility, and enthusiasm have earned him a reputation as one of Canada’s most recognized and distinguished sportscasters. He is a consummate professional who displays passion and excitement in all that he does. In his 40 years as a sports journalist, Rod has been involved with a variety of different events and competitions, fitting into each role with ease.

Rod’s extensive sports resume includes play-by-play announcing for the CFL on TSN, as well as hosting duties for golf, the NBA on TSN and international hockey. As the voice of figure skating in Canada, Rod also covers all the drama and excitement as commentator for CTV and TSN’s figure skating coverage. Rod was part of the London Summer Olympics broadcast team calling gymnastics. He pulled double duty at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games, calling figure skating, and short-track speed skating. Black has also covered the 2002 Winter Games in Salt Lake City, the 1994 Winter Games in Lillehammer and the 1992 Summer Games in Barcelona.

Rod’s broadcasting abilities aren’t limited to the sports world. The adaptable broadcaster is the former co-host of CTV’s Canada AM – Canada’s most-watched national morning show. The five-time Gemini Award nominee as Canada’s Best Sportscaster is also the host/narrator of a variety of prime time specials and the honorary spokesperson for Plan Canada. 

After concluding a remarkable career with TSN, Ron now serves as a sports commentator, brand ambassador, and host for NorthStar Gaming.