Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment (MLSE) announced Monday that Adnan Virk will join the organization as a member of their broadcast and content team.
Virk will co-host the pregame shows for the Toronto
Maple Leafs, Toronto Raptors and Toronto FC home games on Leafs TV, Raptors NBA TV and GOLTV. In addition to reporting duties on the three television networks, Virk will also become a blogger on the teams’ websites.
"We're extremely excited to welcome Adnan as a member of our broadcast team," said Chris Hebb, senior vice-president of broadcast and content for Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment. "We believe Adnan's one of the best young sports broadcasters in the country. His passion for sports and knowledge of sports combined with his energy and sense of humour will be a great asset for our broadcast team and our audiences."
Virk began his broadcast career in 1998 behind the scenes at TSN as an associate producer. His first move in front of the camera came in 2002 on OMNI Television as host of Bollywood Boulevard and Omniculture.
Most notably, Virk is known for his on-air work on The Score Television Network, where he began working in 2003 as an anchor, reporter and show host.
He has hosted numerous sports shows on The Score network including NBA Court Surfing and Courtside, as well as NFL Instant Replay and NFL Blitz. Virk has also co-anchored The Score Update and The Score in the Morning.
Most recently, Virk covered the 2009 NCAA Final Four, the Final Series at Yankee Stadium, the 2008 Masters Championship and the 2008 NBA Quarter Final Playoff Series between the Toronto Raptors and the Orlando Magic.
A native of Morven, Ontario, Virk is a graduate of Ryerson University's Television and Radio Broadcast School.