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Biography

My interest and love for the business of sports broadcasting dates back to the early 1970's. Walking wide-eyed into the Boston Garden as a youth, the passion began with a desire to emulate the great Fred Cusick, the legendary TV voice of the Boston Bruins.

The official start to my career began in 1995, venturing into the world of cable access television in the town of Stoughton, MA. Sports covered included high school hockey, followed by football, and then men's and women's basketball. From there, my high school work would extend into the Comcast television network, with coverage of the Yawkey League baseball and North Shore Spirit professional baseball. Broadcasting for ┬áthe Comcast network led me to acquire employment as the North Shore Spirit lead radio broadcaster, a position I held for three years until the franchise folded in 2007. I spent the next two seasons in Kalamazoo, MI, as the radio voice of the Kalamazoo Kings of the Frontier League in 2008 and 2009, followed by a season in Florence, KY, as the voice of the Florence Freedom in 2010. The summer of 2011 presented a new opportunity as the part-time radio voice of the Lowell Spinners, the short season affiliate of the Boston Red Sox. Concurrently with the baseball work, I have been employed since 2005 as the voice of Merrimack College Hockey, a division 1 school and a member of Hockey East. The career goals from here are to advance to the top level of the sports industry with an emphasis on the NHL and MLB.

My resume, spanning my broadcasting career to date, and several demo reels, can be viewed at STAA/John Leahy/resume. Please feel free to contact me at any time. My contact information is located in the contacts section.