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
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“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.