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TORONTO (September 17, 2014) – TSN announced today that Olympic gold medallist and world champion Tessa Bonhomme has joined Canada’s Sports Leader on a full-time basis after officially retiring from Canada’s national women’s team.
In her new full-time role at TSN, Bonhomme will appear as a host and reporter for SPORTSCENTRE as well as a contributor to TSN’s coverage of Hockey Canada events.
"I never thought I'd find something I love as much as hockey, but as luck would have it, I have!” said Bonhomme. “I'm excited to join the amazing team at TSN full time, and look forward to growing as a broadcaster."
Bonhomme appeared on TSN earlier this year as a panellist for hockey broadcasts during the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games, and then as a host on the network’s French Open coverage and occasional SPORTSCENTRE anchor. Her broadcasting resume also includes time with Leafs TV as a hockey insider and GolTV Canada covering Toronto FC.
“Tessa has an intimate, insider perspective on the Canadian sports world and has already proved herself to be an engaging broadcaster with a strong on-air presence,” said Mark Milliere, Senior Vice-President of Production, TSN. “She brings the same dedication and work ethic to the broadcast studio as she did to the hockey rink, and we are thrilled to add her to our talent roster.”
A defenceman for Canada’s national women’s team beginning in 2004, Bonhomme helped Canada win a third straight gold medal at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games. She also won gold at the IIHF World Women’s Championship in both 2007 and 2012 and silver in 2009, 2011, and 2013.
In 2011, Bonhomme competed on CBC’s Battle of the Blades as the show’s first female hockey player.
A Sudbury, Ont. native, Bonhomme is an active member of the Special Olympics’ Champions Network, and a supporter of the Ronald McDonald House, Think First Canada, and Do It For Daron.
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