Kevin Smith

Sports Anchor

Kevin was born and raised in Toronto. Attended the Claude Watson School for the Arts, the first arts school of its kind in Canada. Acting, singing, dancing and visual art consumed his youth. Kevin continued with the Arts program in high school until a classmate (multiple major tennis champion Daniel Nestor) suggested he take up tennis. Kevin trained for three years at the national tennis centre before heading to the University of Tulsa on a scholarship.

During his 3rd year of university Kevin pursued sports broadcasting. In 1996 he was hired by NBC in Joplin, Missouri. After running their news bureau in Kansas for more than a year, he decided to go after the job he really wanted, anchoring and reporting sports. In 1997, Kevin accepted the job of weekend sports anchor for Global Television here in Calgary. It was a great decision, Kevin thinks the west is the best and is here to stay.

Career moments: Covering 1999 Grey Cup and Memorial Cup, 2004 Stanley Cup finals, 2005 World Long Drive Championships, Covering 5 Davis Cup wins for Canada, 2007 NHL playoffs in Detroit, 2008 Grey Cup in Montreal, Anchoring a live preview show from the 2011 Masters.

Favourite Music: Rush, Tool, U2, MUSE and anything Jack White does.

Favourite Movies: Apocalypse Now, Shawshank Redemption, The Unforgiven, Pulp Fiction and anything Clint Eastwood does.

Favourite Pastimes: Spending time with my wife Andrea and our 6 year old son Jaxon and 1 year old daughter Rya. Playing golf, hockey, poker and traveling.

Fun facts: Don’t drive stick, hunt and peck typer.

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