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Rod Black


Rod Black

Rod Black is one of Canada’s most recognized and distinguished sportscasters, but did you know he’s also a dedicated long-time supporter of Plan International Canada? In fact, Rod’s commitment as a Celebrated Ambassador and advocate earned him a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2002 and 2012 for his volunteerism.

A 37-year veteran sports journalist, Rod has covered several Olympics, Stanley Cup playoffs, world title boxing matches, Blue Jays World Series Titles and Toronto Raptors NBA Championship win in 2019.

In three decades of covering news and sports, you witness some of humanities highest highs, but also some of the lowest lows. The world is not an equal place for all, and through working with Plan International Canada, I am trying to contribute what I can to ensuring children, and especially girls, are protected and given an opportunity to thrive, no matter where they come from.

Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Rod’s extensive sports resume includes play-by-play commentating and hosting duties for golf, the NBA on TSN and international hockey. He’s also widely considered “the voice” of figure skating in Canada. But Rod’s journalistic achievements are not limited to the sports world – he’s the former co-host of CTV’s long-running national morning show, Canada AM, and host and narrator for a variety of primetime specials various Canadian networks.

A consummate professional who displays passion and excitement in all that he does, he received the 2005 Sports Media Canada award for Most Outstanding Broadcaster and is a seven-time Gemini Award nominee for Canada’s Best Sportscaster.