The current host of the daily radio show, Leafs Lunch on TSN1050 in Toronto Andi Petrillo joins Jonah Sigel in the Pressrow. Andi got her start in regional cable tv and worked her way up, way, way up to eventually becoming the first-ever female desk host of Hockey Night In Canada, one of the most recognizable brands in sports.
Andi shares her story, growing up in the GTA, how she had to patiently endure the gender gap to become a host before hosting HNIC and then becoming the first woman ever to have her own daily sports radio show in Canada.
Tune in to hear some great stories about her days as a restaurant reviewer, to a nerve-racking flight to Afghanistan, pre-game jitters before an event to dealing with rabid Maple Leaf fans.
Andi shares stories from Hockey Night in Canada, Leafs TV and TSN 1050 including the odd situation surrounding the exit of Patrick O’Sullivan.
Should the NHL and or Washington Capitals punish Brendan Leipsic? Andi shares her thoughts on that too.
Personally, I am a huge fan of Andi’s and think she does an amazing job as a host, finding that delicate balance between driving a show, setting up “experts” and mixing in her own opinion (Which we talk about a lot).