David Amber leaves ESPN to return to Canadian TV
It wasn't a trade, but it almost looks like one.
Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment is expected to announce today that David Amber is leaving ESPN to join Raptors NBA TV as its main anchor. Amber will replace Adnan Virk, who left the anchor job earlier this year to join -- you guessed it -- ESPN.
MLSE broadcast head Chris Hebb confirmed that Amber will join the channel in October, anchoring pre-game and post-game shows and handling other desk duties with NBA properties. ``This is a good move for David and a good move for us," Hebb said.
Amber said he welcomed the opportunity to work in his hometown ``with a growing broadcast entity."
``I'm looking forward to to being part of the broadcast crew for a team I've followed since its inception," he said.
Amber has been at ESPN since 2002 after leaving TSN, where he worked as an anchor and reporter. Among his gigs was doing sideline reporting at Raptors games. He worked as an anchor there, but recently returned to reporting so he could work out of his Toronto home and be closer to his family.