September 8, 2010
John Canzano to Provide Sports Commentary for KGW NewsChannel 8
Belo station adds award-winning sports columnist to its sports team
PORTLAND, OR - KGW NewsChannel 8 announced today that the award-winning sports columnist John Canzano will provide sports commentary to the station's weekly sports program, Sports Sunday. He'll join KGW NewsChannel 8 sportscasters Adam Bjaranson and Joe Becker in offering viewers the most expansive commitment to television coverage of local sports in Portland. Canzano will continue his work as the lead sports columnist for The Oregonian newspaper and as host of his top-rated daily afternoon-drive radio program, "The Bald Faced Truth" on The Game, 95.5 FM.
The Portland based columnist and radio broadcaster has earned numerous awards for his work, including in 2010 when he was named America's #1 sports columnist by both the Society of Professional Journalists and the Press Club of Atlantic City. In 2009, Canzano was voted the country's top sports columnist by the Associated Press Sports Editors. He has been recognized as one of the country's top investigative sports reporters.
Canzano will make his first weekly appearance on KGW NewsChannel 8's Sports Sunday program on Sunday, September 12, 2010, following the kickoff regular season game of NBC Sunday Night football He will also appear on the station's newscasts throughout the year with insight into major sports stories and breaking sports news.
"John Canzano's perspective on local sports is a fantastic addition to our team of Adam Bjaranson and Joe Becker," said DJ Wilson, president and general manager of the KGW Media Group. "The Portland sports enthusiast knows and trusts John. His additional commentary will offer the most robust analysis on the air for Portland sports fans.
"I'm excited to bring my unfiltered opinions, commentary and analysis to the KGW NewsChannel 8 team," said Canzano. "Viewers may not always agree with me, but I'll challenge them to think deeper and ask more of their sports teams and personalities."
KGW NewsChannel 8 provides the premiere events to sports fans. The station is home to the Olympic Games, NBC Sunday Night Football, and the broadcast games of the Portland Trail Blazers.
About Belo Corp.
KGW is part of Belo Corp. (BLC), one of the nation's largest pure-play, publicly-traded television companies, owns and operates 20 television stations (nine in the top 25 markets) and their associated Web sites. Belo stations, which include affiliations with ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CW and MyNetwork TV, reach more than 14 percent of U.S. television households in 15 highly- attractive markets. Belo stations rank first or second in nearly all of their local markets. Additional information is available at www.belo.com or by contacting Brenda Buratti, Director of Programming and Creative Services, KGW, at 503-226-5130
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