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Simon Bennett

Morning Show Sports Reporter

About Simon

Simon joined the 680 News morning show team in the summer of 2019 as sports anchor. He’s been a proud Torontonian for his entire adult life, but actually grew up in the UK. If you listen closely enough, the old accent will show up without warning. (Note: the train station in his old English town was used in Superman IV. You know, the really bad one with Richard Pryor.) As a big sports fan, he realized that he had no actual athletic ability whatsoever, so opted to talk about it for a living instead. He was entering his third year at Ryerson when he called up Headline Sports to see if they needed any interns. They did, and he never left. Headline Sports eventually morphed into The Score and he hung around until the network became part of the Sportsnet family at Rogers. He also answered the radio bug early with freelance work at Talk 640 – he was even the first reporter on-air at midnight on January 1, 2000 covering the Y2K scare that never happened. Ok, second – his phone cut out the first time. He’s excited to get up ridiculously early to talk sports everyday. He is also the PA Announcer for the AHL’s Toronto Marlies and has been on the mic at various venues across the GTA – including the 2017 Invictus Games. (No, he didn’t meet Prince Harry, but he’s pretty sure he saw him crossing the road with Meghan.) When he’s not working, he enjoys time with his amazing wife and fantastic two kids in East Scarborough.

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