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Kate Beirness
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Beirness in 2016
Born March 8, 1984 (1984-03-08) (age 37)
Occupation Sports broadcaster

Kate Beirness (born March 8, 1984) is a Canadian television sportscaster, currently working as a host for SportsCentre on TSN.

Career

During her first year hosting SportsCentre, Beirness often worked with Bryan Mudryk on the weekend Sportscentre, and continued to do so through much of 2013. In October 2013, Beirness and new co-host Darren Dutchyshen took over the late night and morning loop spots on TSN, replacing the departing Jay Onrait and Dan O'Toole. The pair had worked together during Jennifer Hedger's maternity leave in 2011. Dutchyshen would move back to the nightly Sportscentre with Hedger, and was replaced by Natasha Staniszewski. Beirness and Staniszewski formed Sportscentre's first ever female anchor team.

Beirness currently hosts CFL on TSN’S Thursday Night Football coverage as well as TSN's NCAA March Madness coverage.

Prior to joining TSN, Kate worked for Rogers TV as a sports reporter and on A Barrie as the sports anchor.

Beirness founded and hosts Her Mark summit, an annual one day event aimed at empowering the next generation of Canadian female leaders. The first summit was held on July 8, 2017 at BMO Field Toronto, ON

Personal life

Beirness was born and raised in Port Perry, Ontario and is a graduate of the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. She was a standout basketball player throughout high school until a torn ACL forced her to switch gears and pursue a career in sports broadcasting.

On June 6, 2019 she was awarded an honorary doctorate by her alma mater in recognition of her support of young women and the Her Mark summit.

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