Comcast SportsNet Talent Changes

From Comcast SportsNet:



Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic Names Julie Donaldson Anchor/Reporter and Jill Sorenson as Capitals Reporter


Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia Appoints Lisa Hillary as Flyers Reporter and John Boruk Becomes Anchor/Reporter

Bethesda, Md. and Philadelphia (Aug. 31, 2010) – Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic and Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia have announced changes to their line-up of television sports anchors and reporters, including an addition to the on-air team and new roles for three current anchors and reporters.


Julie Donaldson joins Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic as a full-time anchor and reporter for the network’s daily news program, SportsNite. The network also named veteran Comcast SportsNet anchor and reporter Jill Sorenson as Capitals television beat reporter.


Former Comcast SportsNet Capitals reporter Lisa Hillary relocates to Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia to serve as the network’s Flyers television reporter. Hillary assumes the role previously held by John Boruk, who becomes a full-time anchor and reporter.


Donaldson joins Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic as a full-time anchor after serving on a free-lance basis since June. Previously, she was a sports anchor and reporter for WHDH-TV (NBC) in Boston and SportsNet New York (SNY). Donaldson began her career in Miami where she held a variety positions for FOX Sports, including FS Florida and FS South, and as a sideline reporter for ACC Sunday Night Hoops. She served as a host and reporter for the Miami Heat’s Heat TV, providing pregame and in-game coverage of the team.


Sorenson, a longtime Washington-area sports journalist, returns to the role of Capitals television beat reporter after serving as an anchor and reporter for Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic for five years. Sorenson, who led the network’s coverage of the Capitals from 2005 to 2007, spent four years as the Capitals beat reporter for WRC-TV (NBC) from 2000 to 2004, where she served as a sports anchor and reporter. A graduate of Brown University, Sorenson also spent time as a news reporter for WTTG-TV (FOX) in Washington, D.C. and as a as a sports anchor and reporter for WDIO-TV (ABC) in Duluth, Minn.


After serving as the Capitals television beat reporter for Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic for three seasons, Hillary joins Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia to lead their television news coverage of the Flyers. A veteran hockey reporter, she joined the network in July 2007 following a lengthy career as a reporter and anchor with several major television outlets in Canada, where she spent time covering the NHL for two national sports networks, The Sports Network (TSN) and The Score. A graduate of Algonquin College, she also spent time as a news anchor for Ottawa’s A-Channel.

Boruk, who has served as Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia’s Flyers television reporter for four seasons, becomes a full-time anchor and reporter for the network’s daily news shows and Comcast SportsNet signature programs.

Comcast Sports Group operates 11 sports networks that deliver 2,400 sporting events annually and sports news and analysis to more than 50 million cable and satellite homes. Comcast Sports Group’s networks are: Comcast SportsNet Bay Area, Comcast SportsNet California, Comcast SportsNet Chicago, Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic, Comcast SportsNet New England, Comcast SportsNet Northwest, Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia, SNY, The Mtn. – Mountain West Sports Network, CSS, and Comcast Sports Southwest.  Comcast Sports Group also manages New England Cable News (NECN), the nation’s largest regional news network, and The Comcast Network, based in Philadelphia and Washington, which delivers community-oriented programming. For more information, see


4 responses to “Comcast SportsNet Talent Changes

  1. I have it on good authority that the players HATED talking to Boruk last season. The only one who was more shunned was Tim Panachio, who REALLY ticked off the room.

    That said, it saddens me to see CSN’s theory of hockey is to put the good looking female in there, instead of someone who actually KNOWS hockey or played the game…!

    I’m sure I’d lose that discussion though with the majority of the drunken male fans who simply will say “who’s that? she’s HOT…!”

  2. Talent? Strange word to use regarding CSN.

  3. Why do people think Tim Pannachio is some sort of hockey expert?

    Any time he speaks, there is very little analysis or insight. He regurgitates the same info that the reporters and highlight show people say.

    He also is in desparate need of some new threads.

  4. I love the way “Talent” is expressed in the press release. No talent on CSN
    on air talking heads! What ever they are paying Marshall or Fadool, is way too much!

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