RALEIGH, NC - Don Waddell, President of the National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that Mike Maniscalco will join the Hurricanes as TV/Web Host. Maniscalco will host Hurricanes LIVE! prior to all of the team's games on FOX Sports Carolinas and FOX Sports Southeast, and will host video content for CarolinaHurricanes.com.
Maniscalco is a nine-year veteran of sports media in the Triangle, and hosted the popular pregame and postgame shows surrounding the Hurricanes' radio broadcasts from 2007-16. He also has served as host of the Canes Corner radio show, an on-location, hour-long interview show that helps connect members of the Hurricanes organization and the team's fans.
"Our television broadcasts on FOX Sports Carolinas, along with the online content on CarolinaHurricanes.com, give us our best avenues to connect with fans," said Waddell. "Since his arrival in Raleigh, Mike has excelled at telling the stories of our athletes and the NHL, and making that connection between the team and our fans. We could not be more excited that he will continue to do so in this role."
Prior to relocating to Raleigh, Maniscalco was the afternoon drive host at WRNL in Richmond, VA, from 2001-07. He began is broadcasting career in his hometown of Buffalo, NY, serving as an on-air host and assistant production director at WRG 550, from 1996-01. Maniscalco most recently worked as an on-air personality and coordinating producer for IMG College Sports. He is a 1997 graduate of Buffalo State College.