Anchorboy: True Tales from the World of Sportscasting

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Nine out of ten people would say Jay Onrait changed Canadian sportscasting. The first nine are right. The tenth just doesn’t get sports.

From the 2011 Gemini Award-winning sportscaster comes a book of essays and stories featuring the rise of a small town prairie boy and his journey to broadcasting in the big city. But, it’s not what you think. These are not tales of triumph, but the stories his fans and viewers have been waiting for.

Anchorboy teaches aspirational sportscasters that if you make enough mistakes you’ll land the right job. It explains Jay’s philosophy on personality-based sports broadcasting and how he changed sportscasting forever. A behind-the-scenes look at what it’s like to work at TSN--it’s a balance of humour, pop culture, and sports.

Specifically, you’ll read about:

  • Jay being sexually harassed at TSN by a senior every day for ten years
  • Jay being beaten up by a professional MMA fighter while hosting Winnipeg’s The Big Breakfast
  • Jay’s nervous interview with one of his comedy heroes, Will Ferrell
  • Jay’s own personal Worst Christmas Eve Ever


These are the stories that will make you laugh. Mostly at Jay’s expense.

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About the Author:

Jay Onrait is a Canadian television personality, author, and sports anchor. Born in Calgary and raised in Athabasca, Alberta, Jay’s big break came when he landed a job co-hosting TSN’s SportsCentre alongside Dan O'Toole. In 2013, Jay and Dan joined the launch of the new Fox Sports 1 network as hosts of their flagship show, Fox Sports Live. Somewhere along the way, Jay found time to write two bestselling memoirs, Anchorboy and Number Two, and co-create the wildly successful Jay and Dan Podcast. Jay lives with his wife and daughter in Los Angeles.

Web: jayonrait.com

Twitter: @jayonrait

 

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JAY ONRAIT has been connecting with Canadian television viewers for the past 15 years on outlets such as Winnipeg'sThe Big Breakfast, The NHL Network'sOn The Fly, CTV'sOlympic Morning, MuchMore'sThe Week That Was, and TSN'sSportscentre-after his failed childhood attempt at becoming an NHL star (note: he never had a shot). Jay won the 2011 Gemini for Best Sportscaster and now, along with Dan O'Toole, is a host for FoxSports1.

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