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Adnan Virk

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Adnan Virk, a Canadian-born sports reporter and host, joined ESPN in May 2010 as an anchor for ESPNEWS, the 24-hour all-sports news network.Virk gained eight years of experience in Canada, starting out with TSN in 1998, where he was an associate producer for Sportscentre. From there, Virk worked for Omni Television serving from September 2002 – December 2003 as a co-host for Omniculture and Bollywood. In April of 2002, he began working for a 24-hour Canadian sports television network, The Score, where he hosted several programs until his departure in 2009. His most recent job before joining ESPN was as a reporter and host from 2010 – April 2011 for Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment‘s Raptors NBA TV, Leafs TV and Gol TV.Virk has been recognized multiple times for his reporting. In 2008, he was named Sportscaster of the Year by Anokhi Vibe Magazine, and Favorite Media Personality by the Masala, Mehndi, Masti Organization.Virk, whose parents immigrated to Canada from Pakistan, attended Ryerson University in Toronto, graduating with a bachelor of arts degree in radio and television in 2000.
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