Jack Edwards (sportscaster)

Edwards in December 2006

Jack Edwards (born March 24, 1957) is an American sportscaster who is the play-by-play announcer for the Boston Bruins on NESN.

Broadcasting career

Early career

Edwards started as a play-by-play announcer for the University of New Hampshire hockey team.[1] He then moved on to play-by-play and sports anchor positions at WGIR radio and WMUR-TV in Manchester, New Hampshire.[1] During the early 1980s he worked as a talk radio host for WRKO in Boston, and as a weekend anchor at WJAR-TV in Providence.[1] He then moved to a sports reporter position at WCVB-TV in Boston. While at WCVB-TV, Edwards also served as a freelance play by play announcer for ESPN. Among the events he called were the Davis Cup finals and Frozen Four.[2][3] He also served as a reporter for ABC's coverage of alpine skiing at the 1988 Winter Olympics.[4]

In 1988, Edwards became the weekend sports anchor for Boston's WHDH-TV.[5] While working for the CBS affiliate, Edwards also called some events for the network, including the US Open and the 1991 Olympic Winterfest.[1][6]


In 1991, Edwards joined ESPN as a SportsCenter anchor and reporter. Edwards also did announcing for Little League baseball from 1995 to 2002, the X Games in 1996, ESPN National Hockey Night from 1999 to 2003, and soccer, including coverage of the 2002 FIFA World Cup.[1]


In 2003, Edwards joined College Sports Television, a newly launched speciality cable sports channel.[7]

Boston Bruins

Edwards began calling Bruins games during the 2005-06 NHL season for NESN, handling the road games while Dale Arnold covered the home games.[1] At the start of the 2007-08 NHL season, Edwards called all Bruins games. He was awarded a 2010-11 Stanley Cup Championship ring for his play-by-play work with the Boston Bruins.[8]


  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 Griffith, Bill (September 25, 2005). "Edwards, NESN look like good fit". The Boston Globe.
  2. Craig, Jack (December 15, 1985). "A Pitch for Sunday Baseball". The Boston Globe. Boston Globe Newspaper.
  3. McAdam, Sean (March 21, 1986). "TV/Radio Sports: Pats likely to play 2 games in prime time next season". The Providence Journal. Providence Journal/Evening Bulletin.
  4. Craig, Jack (March 4, 1988). "Thanks to the Job Jack Edwards Did in Calgary ... His Star is Rising". The Boston Globe. Boston Globe Newspaper.
  5. Craig, Jack (April 10, 1988). "Edwards Cashing in at Ch. 7". The Boston Globe. Boston Globe Newspaper.
  6. Isaacs, Stan (September 1, 1989). "USA Coverage of the Open: More is Better". Newsday. Newsday, Inc.
  7. Quindt, Fritz (April 14, 2003). "Static". The Sporting News.
  8. http://www.nesn.com/2011/10/jack-edwards-appears-on-kiss-108-to-talk-bruins-rings-and-red-sox.html
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