Former Trenton High School students Josh Kuipers, Adam Parker, Elliott Fledderus and Jack Kuipers get their photo taken with TSN Sports Centre's Jay Onrait and Dan O'Toole Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012. (EMILY MOUNTNEY/QMI AGENCY)
Jay Onrait and Dan O'Toole, the popular broadcast duo who injected humour as hosts of TSN's nightly sports program SportsCentre for the last decade, are heading south.
The pair, moving to Los Angeles to be a part of Fox Sports, will be with the station until late June.
"It is with mixed emotions that all of us at TSN and Bell Media bid farewell to Jay and Dan," Phil King, president of programming and sports, said in a release.
Onrait, 38, joined TSN in 1996 as an editorial assistant before moving to broadcast jobs in Saskatoon and Winnipeg. He then joined NHL Network in 2001 and moved to TSN in 2002.
"The moment I was paired with Dan on SportsCentre, I knew we had the chance to do something Canadians would really love," said Onrait. "For the last decade we have received more love from our viewers than we could have ever imagined -- and for this, we are eternally grateful."
O'Toole, 37, began with the broadcaster in 2003 after working previously as a news anchor in Vancouver, a sports director in Fort McMurray, Alta., and a news reporter in Edmonton.
"Every single day I went into work at TSN, I knew I was going to have fun," said O'Toole. "It's a unique and rare work environment that I never took for granted. I am forever indebted to TSN for letting me be a part of it for the past 10 years."