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Top Freelance Sports Television and Radio Professional in Canada and the United States

John Horn is a veteran in the sports broadcasting and sports production industries. Specializing in both television and radio, John distinguishes himself as a multi-talented media professional working in Canada, the United States and around the world. He owns both a Canadian and European passport. Drop John a line and have his expertise work for you.

Producer

Worldwide Sporting Events. Sports talk shows. Features. National and International Networks. 

Reporter

Major Sporting Events. Press conferences. Pre and Post Game interviews. Professional and amateur athletes & team personnel.  

Host

Highly-acclaimed national sports television and radio talk shows.

#1 Sportscasting and Production Service in Toronto

John Horn has over 15 years of experience in sports media, covering all sports and broadcasting platforms efficiently and effectively. Offering his expertise in a freelance capacity, John provides clients with an extensive skill set to deliver highly-esteemed media productions.

TV Show Producer

Overseeing entire productions, John creatively produces unique segments based on sporting news and events while successfully directing on-air talent and managing highlights, scoreboards, pre & post game sound, writing and music elements.

Field Producer

Co-ordinating stories for production, John’s desire to tell a great story for viewers is a testament to his professionalism. Conducting in-depth interviews with players, coaches and management, directing reporters, assisting with camera shots and lighting are elements that contribute to John’s experience.

Features Producer

Creating innovative stories of athletes, coaches and teams is John’s passion. His process of conducting interviews, ensuring the proper camera shot and editing each piece to air illustrates his ambition to tell a good story for the viewer and speaks in the final product.

Live Event Producer

Producing live television broadcasting events with a preparedness for unexpected challenges complements John’s confident and focused presence. While directing on-air talent, cameras and crew, as well as overseeing graphics, statistics and highlights, his ability to adapt to change in all broadcast environments has proven John’s excellent, seasoned skills.

Reporter

Conducting interviews and bringing interesting stories to the viewer or listener is something John has done for many years. Whether in the arena, practice facility, press conference or off-site location, John asks the right questions to get the best answers from his interviewees. John has interviewed athletes and celebrities throughout North America, including: LeBron James, Sidney Crosby, Larry King, Dan Marino, Wayne Gretzky, Pete Rose and Michael J. Fox.

TV & Radio Host

Delivering high-quality, on-air sports broadcasting begins with being comfortable in front of the camera and over the airwaves. An encyclopedic-like knowledge of sports, verbal energy and articulation, physical poise and the ability to roll with the punches of live television and radio are traits John successfully exemplifies.

Voice Over Work

High quality voice over work engages the listener, complementing audio and/or visual documentaries, features and commercials. John’s confident reads, with an emphasis on clear pronunciation and timing, demonstrate his voice over talent.

Teacher

Appearances as a guest speaker and teacher at broadcasting schools has given students the opportunity to learn directly from John’s experience. His wide-ranging skills in broadcasting has given students first hand knowledge of what it takes to be in the sports broadcasting industry either behind the scenes or in front of a camera and microphone.

Sports Broadcasting and Production Career Highlights

As a skillful television and radio sports producer, reporter and host, John Horn has built a commendable career in national and international sports broadcasting. With an aptitude for sports, proficient technical skills and an extensive Rolodex, John’s career successes have been far-reaching.

International Highlights

  • 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro
  • 2015/2016 ATP World Tour & Grand Slam Tennis
  • 2015 Pan Am and Para Pan Am Games in Toronto
  • 2015 World Junior Hockey Championships in Canada
  • 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi
  • 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London
  • 2010 Winter Olympics Games in Vancouver

North American Highlights

  • MLB Network: Regular Season & Playoffs
  • ESPN NBA Playoffs
  • MLB Network
  • ATP World Tour Tennis
  • Stanley Cup Finals
  • PGA Championship & World Golf Championships
  • NFL Hall of Fame Inductions
  • NBA All Star Game

National Highlights

  • Grey Cup
  • Rogers Cup Tennis
  • Canadian Open Golf
  • Memorial Cup
  • TSN, TSN Radio, Sportsnet, Global TV Sports Page

 

John Horn’s Top Sportscasting Features & Work

What are People Saying About John Horn?

Barry Macdonald

”I worked with John for 6 years at Sports Page in Vancouver. He produced a fast paced, 30 minute hilight/feature driven show. It required quick thinking, ability to adapt, and leadership on a daily basis. John consistently displayed these values in our time together.“ 

Barry MacdonaldTSN 1040 Radio, Host
Gene Principe

“I always enjoyed working with John during our many years together at Sportsnet. He was prepared for whatever assignment was sent his way. He wasn’t afraid to cover various sports, whether it was considered mainstream or not. A friendly face who makes people around him (co-workers, athletes, coaches or management) feel comfortable. Professional but not pushy, which I always thought brought out the best in the story he was covering or producing. A real gentleman in the world of sports.” 

Gene PrincipeRogers Sportsnet, NHL Host & Reporter
Dan O'Toole

”Knowing Horn for over 10 years, I can say he is one of the most well rounded sports media members in the business. He has excelled in every role he has accepted including 3 Olympic games. He has produced some of the best programming on radio and television in Canada and he is one of the few people who doesn’t make fun of my hair.“ 

Dan O'TooleFox Sports 1, Host
Rod Black

“I’ve had the pleasure of working with John on a number of occasions on some big events like the Olympics and just like a champion he always nails it. Thorough, creative and professional…that’s all you can ask for and John delivers.” 

Rod BlackTSN, Host and Play-by-Play Voice

Around the Horn Media

Offering his expertise in a freelance capacity, John Horn provides clients with an extensive skill set to deliver highly-esteemed sports media productions. Contact John for your sports broadcasting needs.