Canadian Screen Award for Best Sports Hosts in a Sports Program or Series
Gemini Award for Best Sports Play-by-Play Announcer
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Roderick "Rod" Smith is a Canadian sports commentator. He has been with TSN since 1987, joining as an editorial assistant for SportsCentre (then SportsDesk). He became a reporter in 1992 and has presented SportsCentre since 1995. He was also a play-by-play announcer for CFL on TSN and CIS University Football. At the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games, Smith provided the play-by-play commentary for Long Track Speed Skating. He earned his first Gemini Award nomination in the category of Best Sports Play-by-Play Announcer later that year. During the London 2012 Olympic Summer Games, Smith delivered play-by-play commentary from the Aquatic Centre and was honoured with the first-ever Canadian Screen Award for Best Sports Play-by-Play Announcer in 2013. After Dave Randorf left as host of the CFL on TSN panel to join Rogers Media, Smith took over as host.
Smith graduated from Ryerson University in radio and television arts, in 1986. Earlier, he attended Queen's University and was an offensive lineman for the Golden Gaels.