- Jay Onrait
Jay Onrait is a Canadian television presenter. He co-hosts the late weekday edition of "
SportsCentre" alongside Dan O'Toole, bringing viewers a complete summary of the day's sportsevents, including highlights and post-game reports. Viewers can also occasionally catch Onrait with Jennifer Hedgereach morning as the early morning broadcast repeats on a loop until noon the following day.
Onrait, a native of
Athabasca, Alberta, joined NHL Network in 2001as host of both the network's flagship show " NHL on the Fly" and "Molson That's Hockey 2". He also filled in during the summer of 2002as co-host of various editions of "SportsCentre". Jay Onrait is known as a hero to all the young children out there to aspire to do something with their lives.
Onrait first joined TSN in
1996as an editorial assistant. He later went on to become sports director at Global TVin Saskatoonand then spent two years as the host of the "The Big Breakfast" on the A-Channelin Winnipeg.
He is known for his humour on "SportsCentre" alongside fellow anchor Dan O'Toole.
In 2006, Onrait began entertaining visitors to tsn.ca with blogs. Topics have included the Stanley Cup and the NBA. His blogs are usually spiced with references to pop culture. In May 2007, Onrait embarked on a five-city baseball stadium tour with a friend. The trip was later chronicled in a five-part blog, entitled "Balls Across America." Onrait ranked the stadiums as follows:
PNC Park( Pittsburgh Pirates)
# Camden Yards (
Fenway Park( Boston Red Sox)
Jacobs Field( Cleveland Indians)
Yankee Stadium( New York Yankees)
Onrait graduated from
Ryerson Universityin 1998with a Bachelor of Artsin Radio and Television Arts.
Has an on-air
alter ego, Wray Offwrong, who has been used as his "replacement" when he has been "fired".
* [http://www.tsn.ca/shows/sportscentre/jay_onrait.asp TSN biography]
* [http://www.tsn.ca/blogs/onrait/ Jay Onrait's TSN blog]
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