Rob Faulds

Rob Faulds - CKSOBirthplace
Hamilton, Ontario

Birth Date
September 29, 1955

First Media Job
1975 - CFPL Radio in London, Ontario

Career Highlights
First NHL play-by-play broadcast in 1985; calling Mark Tewksbury's gold medal race in the 100m Backstroke at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics.

Special Interests/Hobbies
Reading, Golf, Squash/Racquetball.

Rob Faulds was able to marry his love of sports and his interest in radio and television serving as sportscaster and anchor for a varied sporting events.  He started at the University of Western Ontario, then at CFPL Radio in London, and made stops at CKSO in Sudbury, then Winnipeg and Montreal.  He would join CTV Sports in 1995.

In 1998 Faulds was part of the original team that signed on Sportsnet (from its beginning in 1998).  He also servers as host of Sportsnetnews.  He provides play-by-play for National Lacrosse League games.

From 2001 to 2004 he did play-by-play telecasts for The Toronto Blue Jays on Sportsnet and has called regional National Hockey League telecasts for the Ottawa Senators and Montreal Canadiens on Sportsnet East.

Faulds has also called Canadian football for ESPN, curling for Sportsnet, did CTV coverage of the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain and the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway. His Olympic coverage included curling, tennis, golf, swimming, alpine and cross country skiing, speed skating, equestrian, track and field, auto racing, cycling and soccer.

Faulds has served as a fill-in host for the radio talk-show Prime Time Sports.

Previously, Faulds was a sports newscaster at Montreal's CTV affiliate CFCF-TV and on CFCF radio 600.

Add to Rob's career highlights, the calling the gold medal runs for Jon Montgomery in skeleton and Kallie Humphries and Heather Moyse in bobsleigh at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Whistler.  Then at the London 2012 Olympic Games he did play-by-play announcing for canoe/rowing.

Faulds has continued to show his versatility by providing play-by-play for the NHL, Junior Hockey, Major League Baseball, the NBA, the CFL, and figure skating.

He began in the industry in 1975 for CFPL Radio in London, Ontario. His highlights include his first NHL play-by-play broadcast in 1985, calling Mark Tewksbury's gold-medal race in the 100m Backstroke at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, and calling two gold-medal races at the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games

He became known for his home run call, "Whaddaya think about that?"

With Sportsnet having taken over the telecasting of Indy car races from TSN, Rob Faulds will be anchoring the races in 2013.

Faulds says he has a simple philosophy.  His advice is that you know your stuff and have fun.