TSN announced today that the highly-entertaining Cabral "Cabbie" Richards has joined the network as host of CABBIE PRESENTS, a weekly segment airing Fridays on SPORTSCENTRE. Cabbie will preview his new role tonight at 5 p.m. ET on OFF THE RECORD WITH MICHAEL LANDSBERG. On top of his new role at TSN, Cabbie will continue to be a special correspondent for THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW.
Known for his unique take on sports broadcasting and interviewing, the weekly SPORTSCENTRE segment features Cabbie poking fun at sports headlines and high-profile athletes and sports personalities.
"I'm pumped and ready to take on this new challenge. I'm a very lucky guy," said Cabbie, Host, CABBIE PRESENTS. "I'm really excited for the opportunity to continue entertaining audiences in the sports world and I'm grateful to do it with my crew at TSN."
"Cabbie's a natural in front of the cameras. When you watch him, it's like watching a kid in a candy store. His playful curiosity is infectious and his humour resonates with sports fans," said Mark Milliere, Senior Vice-President Production, TSN. "We are thrilled to have him host CABBIE PRESENTS and let him do what he does best."
Cabbie is best known for his popular interview segments with L.A. Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant. During their odd-couple four-year relationship, Cabbie went from trying to get an invite to the "Casa de Bryant" – prompting answers from Bryant such as, "Sure, it's 8 Out of Your Mind Avenue" and "Sure, it's 1-800 never ever ever call me ever" – to scoring an exclusive invitation on Bryant's private helicopter.
Highly influential in the Twitterverse, Cabbie has garnered more than 34,000 followers on his official Twitter page @TheRealCabbie.
Throughout his 10-year sports broadcasting career, Cabbie has interviewed a slate of big-name athletes including Michael Jordan, Alexander Ovechkin, Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez, Shaun White and Tony Hawk.