Michael Barkann

Host, Philly Sports Talk

Michael Barkann was the first anchor on the air when Comcast SportsNet launched in 1997. He’s been the host of our weekday talk show ever since (17 years and counting).
In addition to the Emmy award winning “Philly Sports Talk,” Michael hosts Eagles, Pre, In-Game and PostGame Live as well as select Phillies, Flyers, and Sixers programs.

He’s been part of the network’s award winning coverage of the Phillies World Series win, the Flyers trips to the Stanley Cup Final, the Eagles run to the Super Bowl and the Allen Iverson era. He is also one half of the "Mike & Ike Show" airing weekdays from 10AM-1PM on SportsRadio 94WIP.

Michael has been recognized as Pennsylvania's Sportscaster of the Year 7 times, and received
6 Mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards. In 2010, he was inducted into the Philadelphia Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.

Michael is involved in numerous charities including the ALS Association of Greater Philadelphia; Arthur Ashe Youth Tennis and Education; the American Cancer Society; and Bringing the Outside World Inside. He and his wife Ellen started the Barkann Family Healing Hearts Foundation which provides grants to local organizations and families who are overcome by the financial burdens caused by family crisis, long term illness, or sudden loss of life.

Michael’s previous work includes reporting from the Winter Olympics (CBS) and the U.S. Open Tennis Championships (USA Network) as well as stops at WLVI-TV in Boston and KYW-TV in Philadelphia.

 
John Boruk

Anchor, reporter

John Boruk joined Comcast SportsNet in 2006. He hosts Flyers Pre, In-Game and PostGame Live, The Orange Line and he anchors and reports for the Emmy award winning SportsNet Central. He’s spent his career covering a wide range of events including NHL Finals, 3 Super Bowls, a World Series, The U.S. Open at Merion, Ryder Cup, the NBA Finals and College Basketball's Final Four.

Boruk is a 7-time Emmy winner, including the honor of being named Mid-Atlantic’s Outstanding Sports Reporter in 2014. He also has 2 Edward R. Murrow awards, and took home Associated Press honors for Best Sportscast, and Best Feature Series for “The Extra Mile.”

Over the years, Boruk has spent his time with charities including the Williams Syndrome Association, the National Cancer Society, and is founder of the Joan E. Boruk Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Before landing in Philadelphia, John worked in Joplin and Springfield, Missouri; Detroit, Michigan; and Nashville, Tennessee. The native of Arlington, Texas, is a graduate in broadcast journalism from Texas Tech University, where he played baseball.

Off the field, John enjoys golf, kettlebell training, music and theater, snow skiing and politics. He and his wife Kristine have three children.

 
Ron Burke

Anchor, reporter

 

Ron Burke is one of the originals at Comcast SportsNet. He anchors the Emmy award winning “SportsNet Central” and hosts “Eagles Extra” along with our “Draft Central” specials surrounding the NFL and NBA.

Ron is an Edward R. Murrow Award winner and in 2005, he was named Pennsylvania Sportscaster of the Year by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association.

Noteworthy moments for Ron have been hosting the NBA draft, covering the Winter Olympics and the Phillies World Series runs in 1993 & 2009 as well as their win in 2008.

A highlight for Ron is his role as the proud host of Comcast SportsNet’s signature charity event, the Shining Star Awards benefitting the March of Dimes, now in its fifth year.

Before CSN, Burke worked in Richmond and Harrisonburg, Virginia, on NBA TV and our sister station NBC10 in Philadelphia. He also took a short leave from CSN to work in New York City but returned to Philly.

Born and raised in Richmond, Virginia, where he played high school baseball, Ron graduated from James Madison University with a Communications Arts degree in 1985.

When not on camera, Ron likes studying politics, doing crossword puzzles and watching movies. He lives in Delaware County with his wife and two daughters.

John Clark

NBC10 anchor, reporter

John Clark officially joined Comcast SportsNet in 2014, and can be seen nightly on our sister station NBC10.

During his 13 years at NBC10, Clark covered some of the biggest sports stories in our city’s history, including the Phillies 2008 World Championship and parade, the Eagles appearance in
Super Bowl XXXIX, the Flyers run to the 2010 Stanley Cup Final and the 2006 NFL Hall of Fame Game.

Clark has been nominated for several Emmys and in 2004 earned a Mid-Atlantic Emmy for Outstanding Individual Achievement for Sports Reporting.

Earlier in his career, Clark was a sports anchor and reporter for WPTV in West Palm Beach, Florida and WMGM in Atlantic City.

A native of Wallingford, Pennsylvania, and a graduate of Strath Haven High School, Clark used to imitate legendary Phillies announcer Harry Kalas. He studied at Temple University and while there interned for WB 17, Fox 29 and Temple’s Channel 54.

Clark is an active volunteer for the Special Olympics and has been passionate about the program since his brother began competing.

 
Jen Daniels

Anchor, reporter

South Jersey native Jen Daniels joined Comcast SportsNet as an anchor/reporter in January of 2014.

Raised in Brigantine, NJ, she grew up playing basketball and softball at the Jersey shore and attended Division I George Mason University on an athletic scholarship.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in communications, then earned her masters in journalism at Georgetown University.

Jen began her TV career at WJBF in Augusta, GA and most recently worked at WTVD in Raleigh, NC where she covered the Carolina Panthers, Hurricanes and ACC powers Duke, UNC and NC State.

Some of her favorite sports memories involve the Eagles infamous “4th-&-1” game against the Cowboys, as well as the Allen Iverson era.

Jen currently anchors SportsNet Central and reports on a wide range of topics. She’s an active volunteer in the fight against pancreatic cancer.

 
Derrick Gunn

Anchor, reporter

A true original in every sense, Derrick Gunn has been with Comcast SportsNet since the network’s launch in 1997. He’s an Associated Press award winner and was honored as 2012 Pennsylvania Sportscaster of the Year by the National Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association.

He hosts Comcast SportsNet’s weekday football show “Quick Slants” and has been covering the Philadelphia Eagles for 17 seasons, a highlight of which was their appearance in Super Bowl XXXIX.

Prior to joining CSN, Gunn travelled the country working in El Centro, California; San Diego; Milwaukee; and Pittsburgh. Some of his career highlights include the Eagles Super Bowl appearance, the 1982 Milwaukee Brewers in the World Series, the Pittsburgh Pirates in the National League Championship Series, the Pittsburgh Penguins winning back-to-back Stanley Cup championships, the Indy 500 and the Kentucky Derby.

A native of Milwaukee, Derrick played high school basketball, as well as baseball and football on teams that won state and conference championships. He then went on to Imperial Valley College in Imperial, California, majoring in social science.

Derrick truly enjoys giving back to the community. He and his children help his wife direct children’s ministries throughout the region, and he is an ongoing summer staff counselor at a regional Christian camp in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

He also proudly supports the OCI Foundation in Delaware that helps disabled people get jobs.

An avid bass fisherman and music lover, Derrick is married with three children.

 
Marshall Harris

Anchor, reporter

Marshall Harris joined Comcast SportsNet in 2008. Since then he's covered some of the biggest stories in sports including the Phillies World Series Championship in 2008, the firing of Joe Paterno and the 2012 Summer Olympics in London for NBC Sports.

Harris primarily serves as the host of Phillies Pre, PostGame Live and Sixers Pre, In-Game and PostGame Live. He’s also the host of “Phillies Clubhouse,” our weekly newsmagazine show focused on the Phillies. Harris has covered the five major sports teams as well as the City 6 college basketball teams and contributes to CSNPhilly.com as co-host of the Sixers-centric “Three In the Key,” and “Give and Go”.

Harris joined CSN from Fox Sports Net Pittsburgh (now Root Sports) where he covered the Pirates and Penguins. He also served as a football sideline reporter for the Big Ten Network. Prior to that, Harris worked in Cincinnati, Huntsville, AL and Columbus, MS.

He was honored by Students Run Philly Style in 2011 for his work with the local charity. Harris is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and is a regional representative on NABJ’s Sports Task Force Committee.

A native of Huntsville, Alabama, Harris is a graduate of Mississippi State University with a degree in Communication.

 

 
Neil Hartman

Anchor, reporter

With a career spanning more than three decades, Neil Hartman was one of the original anchors hired by Comcast SportsNet in 1997.

A multiple Emmy Award winner, Neil also has been recognized as a Philadelphia Magazine “Best of Philly” sports host as well as “Sportscaster of the Year” by the National Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association.

Hartman has covered some of the most memorable sports moments in Philadelphia’s history including the Phillies World Series win in 2008, the Eagles appearance in the Super Bowl in 2004, the Flyers Stanley Cup Final in 2010, the Allen Iverson era, and all of the City 6 teams who’ve made it to March Madness.

Prior to Comcast SportsNet, Hartman worked at Philadelphia’s WPHL, KYW-TV, WIP and WPHT radio. He also worked in Springfield, Massachusetts and Toledo, Ohio. A special moment for Hartman was working in production for ABC Sports covering the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, New York. He’ll never forget sitting next to Al Michaels when he uttered, “Do you believe in miracles?” to mark the U.S. hockey team’s historic run to the gold medal.

Growing up in Connecticut, Neil played high school baseball and basketball. He went on to Ithaca College, graduating with a major in television-radio and a speech minor.

When not in front of the camera, Neil donates his time and emcee skills to many non-profit organizations including the Coaches vs. Cancer program of the American Cancer Society. He enjoys running, golf and time with his wife and two children.

 
Danny Pommells

Anchor, reporter
Danny Pommells

Philadelphia sports fans welcomed Danny Pommells back home, and into the Comcast SportsNet family in 2012. The Temple University grad and multiple Emmy award winner anchors “SportsNet Central,”

and NBC10 sports. Pommells has also hosted MLS Pre and Post Game programs for NBC Sports Network.

Pommells was born and raised in Philadelphia. Throughout his childhood and high school, he played basketball and competed in track & field.

As a sportscaster, Pommells has covered many exciting sporting events including the 2013 U.S. Open at Merion, the 2007 MLB All-Star Game, Sacramento Kings and Golden State Warriors playoff runs, Baltimore Ravens, San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders training camps, Baltimore Orioles spring training and California state basketball and football championships.

Prior to joining the Comcast SportsNet team, Pommells worked in Sacramento, Ca., Harrisburg, Pa. and Salisbury, Md.

When Pommells is not reporting on the Philadelphia sports scene, he can be found spending time with his family, traveling, working out or playing basketball. He completed his first Spartan Race in 2014. Pommells is married with three children.

 
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