New signing: Marek joins Sportsnet team

July 6, 2011, 6:07 PM

TORONTO — Rogers Sportsnet has added one of the industry’s top television and radio personalities with the signing of broadcaster Jeff Marek.

Marek will join Sportsnet’s Hockeycentral as well as making appearances on both Prime Time Sports with Bob McCown and Brady and Lang In The Morning on Sportsnet Radio The FAN 590. In addition, Marek will also have a significant role with Sportsnet’s digital properties.

“I’m excited to be joining a company with as much positive momentum as Rogers Sportsnet,” said Marek. “They have a strong creative vision for all their platforms and I am thrilled to be part of all of them.”

Marek’s hire is the latest in a string of signings by Sportsnet over the last six months, which includes: MLB analyst Gregg Zaun, PTS co-host and Sportsnet Connected contributor Stephen Brunt, PTS co-host and Connected/Hockeycentral analyst Damien Cox, PTS co-host and sportsnet.ca columnist Michael Grange, and sportsnet.ca baseball insider Shi Davidi.

“Bringing the talents of Jeff Marek to Rogers Sportsnet is a tremendous addition for us,” said Scott Woodgate, vice-president of news, Rogers Sportsnet. “Jeff will be a major asset on the multiple Sportsnet platforms that we continue to deliver to fans.”

Marek joins Sportsnet after a four-year stint as host of Hockey Night in Canada Radio, heard on Sirius Satellite Radio. Marek also co-hosted the iDesk for CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada.

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