John Saunders, Former City-TV Sports Anchor and Raptors Voice, Dead at 61
Canadian-born ESPN sportscaster John Saunders, who has hosted “The Sports Reporters” for the last 15 years, has died, the network announced Wednesday. He was 61.
Saunders joined ESPN in 1986. He did play-by-play on various sports, hosted NHL Stanley Cup Final coverage and World Series coverage and hosted studio shows for baseball, college football and college basketball.
He was the first television play-by-play voice of the Toronto Raptors from 1995-2001 and worked as a sports anchor at several Canadian outlets, including City-TV in Toronto.
A cause of death was not announced.