One of the most active television personalities in Philadelphia, Michael Barkann brought Comcast SportsNet on the air in 1997 as the host of "Daily News Live." He has been recognized as Pennsylvania's Sportscaster of the Year in 1999, 2001-2004 and 2006-2007. He brings five Mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards, as well as a great deal of national sports reporting experience to CSN. In addition to hosting "Philly Sports Talk," CSN's weekday sports roundtable, and CSN's Post Game Live programs, Michael often provides reports for "SportsNite." Michael is also one half of the "Mike & Ike Show," airing weekdays from 10AM-1PM on SportsRadio 94WIP. His work has included reporting for CBS Sports from the Olympic Winter Games as well as reporting from the U.S. Open Tennis Championships for the USA Network. Before joining CSN, Michael worked as sports anchor for WLVI-TV in Boston and KYW-TV in Philadelphia.
If there's a big-time event, odds are John Boruk has covered it. In more than 15 years on the job, he has been assigned to 3 Super Bowls, the Ryder Cup, the NBA Finals, college basketball's Final Four and college football's BCS Championship game. Since coming to Philadelphia in 2006, his primary responsibilities at Comcast Sportsnet are as a reporter as well as anchoring SportsNite and SportsRise. Boruk is a 4-time Emmy Award winner while, most recently, being honored as the Mid-Atlantic's Outstanding Sports Reporter in 2008. A graduate of Texas Tech University in Lubbock, John has also worked at WKRN-TV in Nashville, Tenn., and WDIV-TV in Detroit, Mich.
Ron Burke was one of the original on-air personalities for Comcast SportsNet when it launched in 1997, and spent over two years with the network anchoring SportsRise, as well as providing field reporting for SportsNite. Ron left the network for a couple of years for NBATV, but returned to his roots in 1999. Before Comcast SportsNet, Burke spent eight years as sports anchor with WCAU-TV, the local CBS affiliate in Philadelphia. During his time with WCAU, Burke was honored with a Mid-Atlantic Emmy Award for his hosting role on the "Randall Cunningham Show.
Emmy-winning sports broadcaster John Clark comes to Comcast SportsNet from NBC10, which he joined in 2001 as a weekend sports anchor. Prior to joining NBC 10, Clark was a sports anchor and reporter for WPTV-TV, the NBC station in West Palm Beach, Florida. Earlier in his career he was a sports anchor and reporter for WMGM-TV NBC 40 in Atlantic City, N.J. As part of the NBC10 sports team, Clark covered some of the biggest stories in Philadelphia sports history, including the Eagles appearance in Super Bowl XXXIX and the 2006 NFL Hall of Fame Game. He has also covered the Eagles in the Super Bowl, The Phillies World Series Championship and parade, and the Flyers in the 2010 Stanley Cup Finals. He has been nominated for several Emmys and in 2004 earned a Mid-Atlantic Emmy for ‘Outstanding Individual Achievement for Sports Reporting.’ 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 become more passionate about the event since his brother began competing in them.
Amy Fadool comes to Philadelphia from WBFF in Baltimore, where she reported on the Ravens and Orioles. She also served as weekend anchor and was a sideline reporter for national Fox Sports broadcasts during Ravens games.
Fadool's duties will include reporting on all of Philadelphia sports teams for SportsNite, as well as occasionally anchoring the newscast. She will also contribute to the network's newly redesigned website, csnphilly.com.
Fadool is a 2004 graduate of the University of Kentucky where she majored in Broadcast Journalism. She started her broadcasting career as an intern at WKYT in Lexington, KY while still in college and worked her way up to full-time anchor/reporter after graduation. She also anchored the sports desk at Fox56's news while at WKYT. After WKYT she spent two years at WZTV in Nashville, TN before making her way to WBFF in Baltimore.
|Leslie Gudel is an original member of the Comcast SportsNet team having been with the network for over 11 years. As the first female sports anchor in Philadelphia, Leslie has become a respected member of the sports community. In addition to her primetime anchor duties, she also covered the Philadelphia Phillies throughout the season and was with them throughout their 2008 World Series Championship run. Prior to working for Comcast SportsNet, Leslie worked for Prime Sports in Los Angeles. Highlights of her broadcasting career include covering the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, interviewing former President George W. Bush while working the Little League World Series, working two Fiesta Bowls and reporting from the Rose Parade in her hometown in southern California. While working for CSN, Leslie also handled reporting duties for TNN and ABC Sports. Outside of the office, Gudel participates in various charities around the area. She is the honorary co-chair for the Richie Ashburn Memorial "Home Runs for Heart" benefiting the American Heart Association.|
|Derrick brings over 20 years of sports reporting experience to CSN, including ten years as weekend sports anchor and reporter at WPXI-TV in Pittsburgh, PA. During his time with WPXI-TV, Derrick hosted several successful Pittsburgh Steelers programs. In addition to Derrick's "SportsNite" anchor duties, he reports from the field before every Eagles game for "Pregame Live" and may be best known for his insightful player interviews during "Eagles Postgame Live." He has also worked on special assignment with TSN. He is very involved in his community and has been honored with a "Soaring Eagle" award by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.|
Marshall Harris came to CSN from Fox Sports Pittsburgh where he was an anchor/reporter. Harris is a 2000 graduate of Mississippi State University where he majored in Communications. In addition to his work at Fox Sports Pittsburgh, he has worked for the Big Ten Network in Chicago, IL, WKRC-TV in Cincinnati, WAFF-TV in Huntsville, AL and WCBI-TV in Columbus, MS. While there he was awarded the Mississippi State Associated Press Award for Best Sports Story.
Honored by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association as the state's Sportscaster of the Year in 2000, Neil's career spans over 20 years. Since coming to Philadelphia over 15 years ago, he has become a familiar face to the region's sports fans. Before joining the CSN news team, Neil served as sports anchor and reporter for the city's CBS affiliate, KYW-TV as well as WPHL-TV. Neil also received two Mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards and a Philadelphia Magazine's "Best of Philly" Award for a Sports Talk Show while working for 1210 AM. In addition to his primetime anchor duties, Neil fills in as a co-host for Sixers Post Game Live.
Dei serves as CSNPhilly.com's Sixers Insider. She and her father, Jim Lynam (former 76ers coach), made sports television history in 1998 as the first father-daughter announcing team to work an NBA telecast together. On March 20, 1998 Dei was the sideline reporter for the Utah Jazz vs. 76ers game and her father handled the color commentating. Dei has also worked as a reporter for a variety of other events including TNT's NBA playoff coverage, the 1999 and 2000 Goodwill Games, and the 1999 National Figure Skating Championships.
Since December 2008, Gregg Murphy has been a part of the on-air team at Comcast SportsNet and currently serves as the Phillies sideline reporter. A multiple Emmy winner and nominee for numerous categories: Outstanding Program Host, Outstanding Sports Feature, Outstanding Talk Program, Outstanding Live Sports Program, Sports Reporter. Murphy has also been recognized twice as the winner of the Associated Press Outstanding Talk Program (First Place) for a program he hosted earlier in his career, Out Of Bounds. Before joining Comcast SportsNet,Murphy was at CN8 (Comcast), The Inquirer High School Sports Show and WFMZ in Allentown, Pennsylvania.
Prior to joining the Comcast SportsNet team, Pommells spent his time as a weekend sports anchor at KCRA in Sacramento, Ca., WGAL in Harrisburg, Pa. and WMDT in Salisbury, Md. He also worked as the sports director during his time at WMDT.
Pommells was born and raised in Philadelphia and has grown up with Philadelphia sports. Throughout his childhood and high school, he played basketball and competed in track & field. He is a Temple University alumnus, earning a degree in Communications in 2002.
As a sportscaster, Pommells has covered many exciting sporting events including the 2007 MLB All-Star Game, Sacramento Kings and Golden State Warriors playoff runs, Baltimore Ravens, San Francisco 49ers training camp, Baltimore Orioles spring training and California state basketball championships.