May 25th, 2024

Long-time TSN broadcaster Darren Dutchyshen dead at 57


By The Canadian Press on May 16, 2024.

Long-time TSN host Darren Dutchyshen, show in a 2018 TSN handout photo, has died at 57, the network announced Thursday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-TSN-Darren Goldstein **MANDATORY CREDIT**

Long-time TSN broadcaster Darren Dutchyshen has died, the network announced Thursday.

TSN said Dutchyshen died Wednesday at age 57. The cause of death was not provided, but his family said in a statement he was “surrounded by his closest loved ones.”

Dutchyshen began his TSN career in 1995 and became a mainstay on the network’s flagship SportsDesk and SportsCentre news programs over the next three decades.

Born in Regina and raised in Porcupine Plain, Sask., he was part of the network’s CFL broadcasts, and also hosted Olympic Prime Time on TSN during the Vancouver 2010 Winter Games and London 2012 Summer Games.

Dutchyshen’s first job as a sportscaster was with STV in Saskatoon, followed by a stint with IMTV in Dauphin, Man.

He also spent seven years as the host of ITV’s Sports Night in Edmonton.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 16, 2024.

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