Nabil Karim is trading Sportscentre for Sportscenter.
The former TSN anchor and reporter has revealed on social media that he’s joining ESPN.
“It may take a minute, but I better get used to spelling @sportscenter with “ER” now, because I’ve joined @espn!,” Karim announced on Twitter Friday. “I’m so jacked about this opportunity. Honestly, I feel so fortunate and blessed. I can’t wait to start this new exciting chapter of my career with my family by my side in Connecticut.”
Karim, who hails from Burnaby, BC, had been with TSN since 2011 after relocating to Toronto from the West Coast. A mainstay on Sportscentre, he also has reported for NHL on TSN and acted as an occasional host for the NBA on TSN. Prior to joining the network, he was with CBC where he was a sports anchor for CBC News and hosted Hockey Night in Canada Online. The BCIT graduate has also done work for FOX, CKPG-TV, Global, Sportsnet and CKNW 980 Vancouver.
Karim parted ways with TSN in March.
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It may take a minute, but I better get used to spelling @sportscenter with “ER” now, because I’ve joined @espn! I’m so jacked about this opportunity. Honestly, I feel so fortunate and blessed. I can’t wait to start this new exciting chapter of my career with my family by my side in Connecticut. To those who’ve reached out on social media over the last little while, I appreciate all the love. Seriously, thank you 👊🏽 . With that being said, the change is bittersweet. @tsn_official is a special place with a ridiculous amount of talent on-camera and behind the scenes. The experiences I went through have set me up for the next step I’m about to take. Special shoutout and a huge THANK YOU to all those I worked with along the way. It’s truly a team effort to make TV. And, we got the best in the biz doing that on a nightly basis. Gonna miss the laughs, newsroom 💩 talk, late nights (except the 2am rule 😝), but most importantly the people. Made some life-long friendships at TSN. Those will never change. Leaving Toronto won’t be easy for our growing family. I first moved here in 2010 from the west coast. An intimidating city quickly turned into the place I identify as home. I LOVE this city. We’ve made so many great friends and we were lucky to have incredible family support along the way. By the time I start work, it will have been about a month and a half since I last worked. I’m almost 100 percent sure I’ve put on a few lbs in that time—which ain’t great when you have aggressively slim fitted suits. Time to get back to the grind. So pumped for what’s to come. Let’s go! ✌🏽 . . . . #espn #tv #sports #sportsbroadcasting #sportscaster
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