Bob Cole is a Canadian Famous sports play-by-play announcer. Cole currently working for Hockey Night in Canada. Besides Hockey Night Canada Cole also hosts for CBC Radio and Sportsnet. He is predominantly known for his work on Hockey Night in Canada(HNIC). Cole is an expert commentator. His continuous passing comments make the Game more interesting. Keep on reading below finding more information.
Cole’s professional career started after broadcasting hockey. He first broadcasted on VOCM radio in St.john’s, Newfoundland. After this, in 1969 he started commentating on CBC radio. In 1973 when HNIC expanded its coverage. After HNIC expand Cole moved to television. Moreover, Cole used to broadcast at least one game in every Stanely Cup Finals till 2008. Later, he replaced by Canadian Sportscaster Jim Hughson. Besides this, Bob has also done broadcasting of the 1998 Olympic Games. That held in Nagano, Japan.
Sportsnet announced Cole’s last season with HNIC on 27th September 2018. Bob Cole’s comments on the second goal of the game by Joe Sakic in the 2002 Winter Olympic Gold Medal. That is one of the most unforgettable moments. Besides, in 1971 and 1975 Cole played as a skipper for the Newfoundland Team. Not only this he also took part in 1965 and 1973 Canadian Mixed Championship. With 10.6 million viewers he broadcasted CBC sports. Which later became the most-watched program.
He ended up with his Play-by-play broadcasting career on April 6, 2019. His last game was on February 6, 2019. He received a standing ovation. And also a video tribute on that day.
Net-Worth & Salary
HNIC is well known for paying a heavy salary to its sportscasters. It is very popular. As well as one of the wealthiest sports networks. So, it is sure that the amount paid to Its sportscasters is heavy. Furthermore, Bob’s current annual salary provided by HNIC is $200,000. Rather than salary, Bob receives other added money from his radio and Tv guest appearances.
As of 2019, his net-worth estimated over $10 million.
Wiki, Bio, Nationality, Ethnicity
Color commentator Bob Cole was born on June 24, 1933, in St.John’s, Newfoundland, Canada. Bob’s real name by birth is Robert Cecil Cole. He is going to celebrates his 86th birthday on June 2019. Bob Cole star sign is cancer. Further, Bob belongs to white ethnic group and holds British Nationality.
Bob is not active in social media. So most of his personal information is under wrap. His other information regarding parent, wife, children are not revealed yet.
At the age of 11, Cole got housebound for five months. Which was due to injury while playing soccer.
Awards gained throughout a career
- 1996, Hockey Hall Of Fame Award
- Doctorate of Laws in 2002 from the Memorial University of Newfoundland
- Gemini Award(2007)
- Legatee of the Foster Hewitt Memorial Award