Former Leafs defenseman Colaiacovo joins Landsberg on TSN 1050 mornings

Former Toronto Maple Leaf Carlo Colaiacovo is now joining Michael Landsberg weekdays on TSN 1050 (CHUM-AM) Toronto for First Up with Landsberg and Colaiacovo.

Born and raised in Toronto, Colaiacovo appeared as a guest co-host on Landsberg In The Morning throughout the summer. The former Leafs first-round draft pick spent 14 years in the NHL as a defenseman with the Leafs, St. Louis Blues, Detroit Red Wings, Philadelphia Flyers, and Buffalo Sabres.

“I’m excited to join my new team and talk sports in my hometown of Toronto every morning with Michael,” said Colaiacovo. “My background might be hockey, but I’m a sports fan through and through, and I can’t wait to get in the thick of it with Michael every morning.”

Airing live weekdays from 6 – 10 a.m. ET, the show will also continue to feature contributors Darren Dreger, James Duthie, Bob McKenzie, Pierre McGuire, Steve Phillips, and Buster Olney.

“The first day I worked with Carlo I knew that he would be an amazing addition to the station,” said Landsberg. “I, of course knew he’d played 14 seasons in the NHL, so he would have a ton of stories. What surprised me, was his level of interest and knowledge in virtually every other sport. All of that, plus being a former Leaf, makes him a gift to me, the show, and the station.”

“When it came to naming a new co-host we wanted to ensure we were bringing our listeners a distinctive voice with a unique insider’s perspective, and Carlo checks those boxes as the perfect pairing alongside Michael,” said Jeff MacDonald, Program Director, TSN 1050 Toronto. “Carlo’s experience in the NHL and with the Leafs allows him to take listeners behind-the-scenes and provide a one-of-a kind take on the sports news of the day.”

TSN 1050 is available on AM 1050 in the Toronto area and in HD, online at, as well as via the TSN and iHeartRadio apps.

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Connie Thiessen
Connie Thiessen
Connie has worked coast-to-coast as a reporter, editor, anchor and host at CKNW and News 1130 in Vancouver, News 95.7 and CBC in Halifax, and CFCW Edmonton, among other stations. With a passion for music, film and community service, she led News 95.7 to a 2013 Atlantic Journalism Award and regional RTDNA award for Best Radio Newscast. More recently, she was nominated for Music Journalist of the Year at Canadian Music Week 2019. To report a typo or error please email -

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