Ron Maclean Net Worth
|Net Worth||$3 Million|
|Full Name||Ron MacLean|
|Date of Birth||Apr 12, 1960|
Ronald Joseph Corbett “Ron” MacLean (born April 12, 1960) is a Canadian sportscaster for the CBC who is best known as the host of Hockey Night in Canada from 1987 to 2014, and is also a hockey referee.
MacLean was born in ZweibrA 1/4 cken, West Germany at the ZweibrA 1/4 cken Air Base; his father, an officer in the Royal Canadian Air Force, was stationed at the nearby Metz-Frescaty Air Base in Metz, France. MacLean is of Scottish heritage on both his mother’s and father’s side. Fourteen months later the family moved back to Canada where he was raised in Chester, Nova Scotia followed by Whitehorse, Yukon (for 5 years) and Red Deer, Alberta. His broadcasting career began in 1978 when he took a part-time position at CKRD-FM (FM 98.9), followed by duties at CKRD-AM (AM 850), and eventually a position as a weather presenter at CKRD-TV. According to his biography he was called by the Program Director at the time (Martin Smith) to fill in for a sick friend who had recommended him. His initial duties were little more than pushing buttons and playing commercials, however, he was soon granted the opportunity to become a disc jockey. Ron MacLean was still in high school at the time.
MacLean has worked on Hockey Night in Canada since 1986a??87. He began anchoring telecasts out of western Canada, but near the end of the season was moved to Toronto games when Dave Hodge was fired for flipping his pencil on the air to protest a CBC programming decision. He worked his first Stanley Cup Final that spring and has been the primary game host ever since. Part of his duties include hosting Coach’s Corner with Don Cherry.
Contract negotiations with CBC Sports Executive Director Nancy Lee and the president of English television had hit a standstill in the 2001a??02 NHL season. MacLean threatened to leave CBC on the advice of his agent Don Meehan. That made headlines across Canada and following a huge public outcry, the CBC quickly gave in to his demands.