We have a combined press release from Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic and Philadelphia. It involves the shuffling of talent from Mid-Atlantic to Philadelphia and also some in-house shuffling among the two CSN affiliates. It’s also good to see former SNY and WHDH-TV reporter Julie Donaldson getting a full-time gig after she was the victim of an assault in Boston. She eventually left WHDH in Boston and just recently got a freelance gig with CSN Mid-Atlantic. Julie now becomes full-time as an anchor and reporter with the network’s SportsNite program.
Here’s the press release.
COMCAST SPORTSNET ANNOUNCES ON-AIR TALENT CHANGESComcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic Names Julie Donaldson Anchor/Reporter and Jill Sorenson as Capitals ReporterComcast SportsNet
Appoints Lisa Hillary as Flyers Reporter and John Boruk Becomes Anchor/Reporter Philadelphia
Bethesda, Md. and Philadelphia (Aug. 31, 2010) – Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic and Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia have announced changes to their line-up of television sports anchors and reporters, including an addition to the on-air team and new roles for three current anchors and reporters.
Julie Donaldson joins Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic as a full-time anchor and reporter for the network’s daily news program, SportsNite. The network also named veteran Comcast SportsNet anchor and reporter Jill Sorenson as Capitals television beat reporter.
Former Comcast SportsNet Capitals reporter Lisa Hillary relocates to Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia to serve as the network’s Flyers television reporter. Hillary assumes the role previously held by John Boruk, who becomes a full-time anchor and reporter.Donaldson joins Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic as a full-time anchor after serving on a free-lance basis since June. Previously, she was a sports anchor and reporter for WHDH-TV (NBC) in
Bostonand SportsNet (SNY). Donaldson began her career in New York where she held a variety positions for FOX Sports, including FS Florida and FS South, and as a sideline reporter for ACC Sunday Night Hoops. She served as a host and reporter for the Miami Heat’s Heat TV, providing pregame and in-game coverage of the team. Miami
Sorenson, a longtime Washington-area sports journalist, returns to the role of Capitals television beat reporter after serving as an anchor and reporter for Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic for five years. Sorenson, who led the network’s coverage of the Capitals from 2005 to 2007, spent four years as the Capitals beat reporter for WRC-TV (NBC) from 2000 to 2004, where she served as a sports anchor and reporter. A graduate of Brown University, Sorenson also spent time as a news reporter for WTTG-TV (FOX) in Washington, D.C. and as a as a sports anchor and reporter for WDIO-TV (ABC) in Duluth, Minn.After serving as the Capitals television beat reporter for Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic for three seasons, Hillary joins Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia to lead their television news coverage of the Flyers. A veteran hockey reporter, she joined the network in July 2007 following a lengthy career as a reporter and anchor with several major television outlets in Canada, where she spent time covering the NHL for two national sports networks, The Sports Network (TSN) and The Score. A graduate of
Algonquin College, she also spent time as a news anchor for ’s A-Channel. OttawaBoruk, who has served as Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia’s Flyers television reporter for four seasons, becomes a full-time anchor and reporter for the network’s daily news shows and Comcast SportsNet signature programs.
Now if Comcast will allow its Philadelphia channel to be made available to DirecTV, that would be very nice.