Broadcasting veteran PAUL KENNEDY returns to the Lightning television team for the 17th year as host and rink side reporter for Tampa Bay games on FOX Sports Sun.
Kennedy's history with the Lightning can be traced back to Day 1, when he anchored Sun Sports' NHL Expansion Draft coverage in 1992 as the Lightning welcomed the likes of Brian Bradley and John Tucker to the organization. He also served as the Lightning's pre-game host for the franchise's first two seasons.
Since joining regional sports network Sun Sports 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 on-air sports talents in Florida.
In 2000, the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association (NSSA) named Kennedy "Florida Sportscaster of the Year." In 2016 he begins his 29th season serving as FOX Sports Florida's studio host for the NBA's Orlando Magic.
Prior to his arriving in Florida, Kennedy was the "Voice of the Crimson Tide" for five years at University of Alabama. He also called Florida State football and "Prime Time Noles" for more than 20 seasons.
Paul studied English literature and political science at Virginia Polytechnic Institute.