Recognize that face? Neither did I. How about the name Adnan Virk? Neither do I .
Anyways, MLSE has hired Adnan Virk as “new co-host the pregame shows for the Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto Raptors and Toronto FC home games on Leafs TV, Raptors NBA TV and GOLTV. In addition to reporting duties on the three television networks, Virk will also become a blogger on the teams’ websites.”
This from the release for those who don’t know his work:
“His passion for sports and knowledge of sports combined with his energy and sense of humour will be a great asset for our broadcast team and our audiences.”
Virk began his broadcast career in 1998 behind the scenes at TSN as an associate producer. His first move in front of the camera came in 2002 on OMNI Television as host of Bollywood Boulevard and Omniculture.
Most notably, Virk is known for his on-air work on The Score network, where he began working in 2003 as an anchor, reporter and show host.
He has hosted numerous sports shows on The Score including NBA Court Surfing and Courtside, as well as NFL Instant Replay and NFL Blitz. Virk has also co-anchored the The Score Update and The Score in the Morning.
Most recently, Virk covered the 2009 NCAA Final Four, the Final Series at Yankee Stadium, the 2008 Masters Championship and the 2008 NBA Quarterfinal Playoff Series between the Toronto Raptors and the Orlando Magic. ”
Moles tell TSM that his departure from TSN was rather abrupt and he left the Score after many of his shows were canceled (not necessarily as a reflection of his work).
In any event, the bar has not beenset very hard at MLSE on the broadcast side, I look forward to seeing a new face and hearing what he has to add.
Good luck and congrats Adnan!