Broadcasting veteran PAUL KENNEDY returns to the Lightning television team for the 12th year as host and rink side reporter for most Lightning games on Sun Sports after returning to hockey in 2003-04.
Kennedy's history with the Lightning can be traced back to Day 1, when he served as the host of Sun Sports' NHL Expansion Draft coverage in 1992 as the Lightning welcomed the likes of Brian Bradley and John Tucker. He also served as the Lightning's pre-game host for the franchise's first two seasons.
Kennedy is Sun Sports' sports director and primary host and play-by-play announcer. Since joining the regional sports network at its inception in 1988, Kennedy has called the action on numerous local, regional and national sporting events, making him one of the most well-known and respected sports talents in Florida. In 2000, the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association (NSSA) named Kennedy "Florida Sportscaster of the Year." In 2014 he begins his 26th season serving as host for the Orlando Magic of the NBA on Sun Sports.
Prior to Sun Sports, Kennedy was the "Voice of the Crimson Tide" for five years at University of Alabama.
Paul studied English literature and political science at Virginia Polytechnic Institute. He resides in Orlando.