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Confirmed: Hazel Mae Returns to Sportsnet

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Rogers has finally confirmed the news that I reported 6 weeks ago, Hazel Mae is returning to Canada to work for Sportsnet. Mae will host the 6pm ET edition of Connected beginning on Monday November 14. Mae will also contribute to theFan590, Sportsnet Magazine and Sportsnet.ca. Mae began her broadcasting career in 2001 at Sportsnet as a Sportsnetnews anchor. Mae lived and worked in Boston from 2004 until 2008 with NESN. From 2009 until 2011 she was an anchor at MLB Network, living in the New York City area.

Here is a quote from Mae on returning to Canada:

I have truly come full circle by returning to the network that launched my broadcasting career. My career got off to a great start at Sportsnet and I’m excited to be coming back home. It’s an exciting time at Sportsnet with the recent re-brand and their accessible content on multiple platforms.

And a quote from Scott Woodgate, Vice-President of News and Information Programming, Sportsnet:

Hazel is a tremendous addition to our news team. She’s a talented storyteller and outstanding live broadcaster whose sports knowledge will drive our content on Connected.

I know there are many in Canada who don’t like Mae, but it is great for the Canadian television business when someone who has made it in the United States returns to Canada to work. From what I’ve seen of her on NESN and MLB Network, she has improved in the past seven years as well. This is a nice addition by Sportsnet, who also recently added Ken Reid to their Connected anchor team. I still feel that Connected lags behind TSN’s SportsCentre, but it is improving every year.

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Written by canadiansportsmedia

3 November, 2011 at 8:07pm

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  1. You must so proud of yourself, you reported the news 6 weeks ago. Are you getting paid to write this blog cuz if you have those kind of sources you should work for a newspaper.

    But who really cares, she worked for Sportsnet, left to go to Boston & now is returning. Is she going to be the female version of Ed Kilgore?

    JJ

    4 November, 2011 at 1:41pm

    • Nah, I don’t get paid. The source was fairly public too, you just needed to know where to look (her co-worker at MLB Network Tweeted it). Thanks though, haha.

      canadiansportsmedia

      4 November, 2011 at 3:38pm

  2. “Mae began her broadcasting career in 2011 at Sportsnet as a Sportsnetnews anchor.”

    Did you mean 2001?

    democracysoup

    5 November, 2011 at 4:08pm

    • Yes. Thanks for pointing that out.

      canadiansportsmedia

      5 November, 2011 at 5:34pm

      • “This is a nice edition by Sportsnet,”

        I think you mean a nice addition.

        Or re-hire.

        Solanges

        6 November, 2011 at 11:18pm

  3. I don’t mind Hazel Mae as she is just another sports broacaster. It doesn’t matter whether it’s male or female. I chuckle that Sportsnet is doing the same thing as they did with Scott Morrison in September. Scott Woodgate talks about the addition of Mae and Morrison, they are actually returning to Sportsnet and I haven’t seen that mentioned anywhere. Good on Sportsnet to have them return. The hype for Mae’s return as compared to Morrison has been over the top. Mae looked like she was wearing too much makeup when she spoke with Evanka Osmaka and it does not look good. Mae needs to have less of it and have the streaks of blonde in her hair like she used to.

    Solanges

    6 November, 2011 at 11:04pm

  4. [...] Canadian Sports Media Blog which broke the news of Hazel’s return discusses what her duties will [...]


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