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CFL Legend Henry Burris Joins Ottawa’s CTV MORNING LIVE as Co-Host, beginning Tuesday, February 21

– Burris also named CFL Radio Analyst for TSN 1200 and 580 CFRA News Talk Radio –

OTTAWA (February 17, 2017) – Canadian Football League (CFL) legend Henry Burris is joining Ottawa’s #1 morning broadcast team as Weekday Co-Host on  CTV MORNING LIVE, it was announced today. In addition, the recently retired Ottawa Redblacks quarterback and 2016 Grey Cup MVP takes on duties as CFL Radio Analyst for Bell Media Radio’s TSN 1200 and 580 CFRA News Talk Radio in Ottawa. The three-time Grey Cup championship winner assumes his new roles effective Tuesday, Feb. 21.

Henry Burris, Co-Host, CTV MORNING LIVE and CFL Radio Analyst, TSN 1200 and 580 CFRA
** Media Note ** Download photos of Henry Burris at BellMediaPR.ca.
“I’m excited to join the talented teams at CTV MORNING LIVE, TSN 1200, and 580 CFRA, and can’t wait to connect with viewers and listeners across this terrific city that I now call home,” said Burris. “The opportunity to pursue my passion for working in media is a dream come true, and I look forward to delving in to these new roles, while immersing myself in Ottawa news, community, and culture.”
“The qualities that made Henry a football champion – leadership, inspiration, motivational skills, and non-stop team work – make him a terrific addition to the Bell Media family,” said Richard Gray, Vice-President and General Manager, Radio and TV, Ottawa, Eastern and Northern Ontario. “We are delighted to welcome Henry to CTV MORNING LIVE, TSN 1200, and 580 CFRA News Talk Radio, and to enriching our teams with his unique background and perspective.”
Born in Spiro, Oklahoma, Burris officially announced his retirement from football in January 2017, signing off on his 18-year CFL career that spans 1998 through 2016. Throughout his career, Burris won three Grey Cup championships, two with the Calgary Stampeders in 1998 and 2008, and his third with the Ottawa Redblacks in 2016. Burris won the CFL’s Most Outstanding Player Award in 2010 and 2015.
At the conclusion of the 2016 season, Burris ranked third in all-time CFL passing yards and passing touchdowns. While playing with the CFL, he was also a member of the Saskatchewan Roughriders and Hamilton Tiger-Cats, and spent time in the National Football League (NFL) from 2001-2003 with the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers.
Prior to his professional career, Burris played college football with the Temple Owls.

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CFL Legend Henry Burris Joins Ottawa’s CTV MORNING LIVE as Co-Host, beginning Tuesday, February 21

– Burris also named CFL Radio Analyst for TSN 1200 and 580 CFRA News Talk Radio –

OTTAWA (February 17, 2017) – Canadian Football League (CFL) legend Henry Burris is joining Ottawa’s #1 morning broadcast team as Weekday Co-Host on  CTV MORNING LIVE, it was announced today. In addition, the recently retired Ottawa Redblacks quarterback and 2016 Grey Cup MVP takes on duties as CFL Radio Analyst for Bell Media Radio’s TSN 1200 and 580 CFRA News Talk Radio in Ottawa. The three-time Grey Cup championship winner assumes his new roles effective Tuesday, Feb. 21.

Henry Burris, Co-Host, CTV MORNING LIVE and CFL Radio Analyst, TSN 1200 and 580 CFRA
** Media Note ** Download photos of Henry Burris at BellMediaPR.ca.
“I’m excited to join the talented teams at CTV MORNING LIVE, TSN 1200, and 580 CFRA, and can’t wait to connect with viewers and listeners across this terrific city that I now call home,” said Burris. “The opportunity to pursue my passion for working in media is a dream come true, and I look forward to delving in to these new roles, while immersing myself in Ottawa news, community, and culture.”
“The qualities that made Henry a football champion – leadership, inspiration, motivational skills, and non-stop team work – make him a terrific addition to the Bell Media family,” said Richard Gray, Vice-President and General Manager, Radio and TV, Ottawa, Eastern and Northern Ontario. “We are delighted to welcome Henry to CTV MORNING LIVE, TSN 1200, and 580 CFRA News Talk Radio, and to enriching our teams with his unique background and perspective.”
Born in Spiro, Oklahoma, Burris officially announced his retirement from football in January 2017, signing off on his 18-year CFL career that spans 1998 through 2016. Throughout his career, Burris won three Grey Cup championships, two with the Calgary Stampeders in 1998 and 2008, and his third with the Ottawa Redblacks in 2016. Burris won the CFL’s Most Outstanding Player Award in 2010 and 2015.
At the conclusion of the 2016 season, Burris ranked third in all-time CFL passing yards and passing touchdowns. While playing with the CFL, he was also a member of the Saskatchewan Roughriders and Hamilton Tiger-Cats, and spent time in the National Football League (NFL) from 2001-2003 with the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers.
Prior to his professional career, Burris played college football with the Temple Owls.

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CTV News is Canada’s most-watched news organization both locally and nationally, and has a network of national, international, and local news operations. CTV News operations include CTV NEWS CHANNEL, BNN – Business News Network, CP24, and information programming, including CTV NATIONAL NEWS WITH LISA LAFLAMME, CTV NATIONAL NEWS WITH SANDIE RINALDO, W5, POWER PLAY, and QUESTION PERIOD. Flagship news sites include CTVNews.ca, as well as CP24.com and BNN.ca, and are complemented by CTV News GO, CP24 GO, and BNN GO apps, and text-over-video product, ON THE GO, which provide a direct connection to Canada’s most trusted news anytime and anywhere.  With a perspective that is distinctly Canadian, CTV News brings Canadians the international and domestic news stories of the day and is the #1 news organization in Canada.
About Bell Media Radio
Bell Media Radio is Canada’s top ranked radio broadcaster, with 106 licensed radio stations in 54 markets across Canada, including Virgin Radio, Canada’s #1 ranked contemporary hit radio network, along with top brands TSN, CHUM FM, and QMFM. Recognizing the diversity of each market it serves, Bell Media Radio has a strong reputation for providing exemplary service to these communities and is a leader in innovative programming. In addition to music, news, weather, and sports, listeners also tune-in for information on local politics, events, entertainment, and other community issues. Across Canada, Bell Media Radio is the largest radio provider and is ranked first in people reached and hours tuned.

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