A New Face For Toronto Maple Leafs, Raptors and TFC

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!

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June 15, 2009 4:40 pm

Please tell me that he replaces the uber annoying woman who hosts TFC pre-game matches.

June 15, 2009 5:39 pm

Adnan’s a pretty good broadcaster – perhaps the best on the Score. He’ll be solid.

June 15, 2009 11:03 pm

do you not watch The Score? he’s been around there for years… Adnan is awesome. Great sense of humour and will be about 1000000 times better than Paul Johnson.

June 16, 2009 10:18 am

I agree with Rich .. how do you have this blog and not know this guy?

Does that mean the cute blonde is out from the Leafs games?

June 16, 2009 2:23 pm

the author of this article is a MORON.

How the hell can you be claim to be associated with sports in this country and not know who Adnan Virk is.

He’s been at two of the three NATIONAL sports networks in this country and has been a staple at The Score for the last 6-plus years…

this article is an embarrassment….
you shouldn’t have a column…

do your homework before you post this garbage.

Adnan – you rock!


Mike S
Mike S
June 16, 2009 5:14 pm

Adnan Virk has also been a regular contributor to Wilbur’s show on 640 for over a year now…………they have him on to talk about basketball and the Raptors…………..in fact they used to call his appearances “The A.V. Files”

John Chick
John Chick
June 17, 2009 12:51 pm

You continue to show your amateurism with statements like “who is Adnan Virk?” And not only have you pissed me off, you’ve now pissed off one of my good friends. Say hi to Marty

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