I am very happy to announce a new client I’m working with. Jay Onrait, Gemini award-winning sportscaster, co-host of TSN’s SportsCentre and all-around hilarious guy, is writing a fantastic book of stories and essays from his days as host of Winnipeg’s Big Breakfast, CTV Olympic Morning in Vancouver, hosting at TSN and all the funny antics in between.
A native of Athabasca, Alta., Onrait first joined TSN in 1996 as an editorial assistant while still in school. After graduating from Ryerson University in 1998 with a bachelor’s degree in Radio and Television Arts, Onrait went on to become the sports director at a television station in Saskatoon, before spending two years as the host of the Big Breakfast on A-Channel.
Onrait joined NHL Network in 2001, serving as host of the network’s flagship show NHL On The Fly as well as Molson That’s Hockey 2. A year later, Onrait re-joined TSN in his current role on SportsCentre.
Onrait’s work assignments over the years have included coverage of the NHL Trade Deadline, NBA Finals, Vanier Cup and in-studio host of Toronto Raptors broadcasts on TSN.
In 2011, Onrait was rewarded for his outstanding contributions to the world of sports with a Gemini Award for Best Sportscaster/Anchor. He was nominated in the same category last year.
His blog – www.jayonrait.com
His Twitter – @JayOnrait