One of the best-known personalities in Canadian broadcasting, Michael Landsberg has been with TSN since the network's inception in 1984. Landsberg has hosted TSN's OFF THE RECORD (OTR) since its debut in September 1997. The highly acclaimed 30-minute daily sports debate show is one of Canada's longest running talk shows.
Landsberg started his broadcasting career as an anchor on SPORTSCENTRE (then called SportsDesk), and went on to host more than 5,000 episodes. Thirteen years later, Landsberg left SPORTSCENTRE to host OTR.
Twice nominated for the Gemini Award for Best Host or Interviewer in a Sports Program or Sportscast, Landsberg was the Whistler Host for Olympic Daytime on CTV during the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games.
Landsberg speaks publicly about his personal battle with depression and considers his ability to help reduce the stigma of mental illness as his most important professional calling. In 2013, Landsberg's documentary, "Darkness and Hope: Depression, Sports and Me," was nominated for a 2013 Canadian Screen Award for Best History or Biography Documentary Program or Series. In 2012, the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health also named Landsberg one of its Champions of Mental Health. Landsberg also takes to Twitter, using the hashtag #sicknotweak to encourage discussion around mental health and creating a forum for those needing help.
In addition, Landsberg hosts a variety of charitable events and golf tournaments each year, devoting the majority of his time to two causes: The Hospital for Sick Children and eye research.
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