Later today Fox Sports will officially announce the hiring of sports anchors Jay Onrait and Dan O'Toole from TSN. The popular SportsCentre anchor pairing will be making the move south across the border to be integral figures in Fox Sports One's nightly studio show, Fox Sports Live, that will be a direct competitor to the American version of SportsCenter on ESPN when the network launches in August.
News of Onrait and O'Toole's departure from TSN broke late Friday afternoon and all reports indicated Fox Sports One as their landing place. While many American sports fans may be skeptical of the Canadian imports, the duo are as synonymous with the Canadian SportsCentre as the glory days of Dan Patrick and Keith Olbermann were in the states. Just how successful are Onrait and O'Toole? This December excerpt from Toronto Life best captures their je ne sais quoi:no comments