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Tom Kirkland – Chief Content Manager


NBAWire’s Content Manager brings more than 30 years experience in national and local sports media.  Award-winning anchor and reporter started his career at CNN where he quickly moved from sports editor to on-air talent and eventually replaced Dan Patrick as CNN”s Northeast Bureau (based in NYC) sports reporter.  In Tom’s 13 years at CNN, 3 years at Fox Sports in LA and 15 years as Sports Director at KSL-TV in Salt Lake City he was his station’s main talent at 9 Olympics.  Most recently (10th Olympics total) he was Opening and Closing Ceremonies’ Host for Olympic Broadcast Services at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi.  Tom also provided play-by-play commentary for the USA Men’s Ice Sledge Hockey Team,  every game from preliminary round through to the Gold Medal match where the USA beat the host Russians.

Tom and his wife Susanne are the proud parents of 3 children, Alexey, Tristan and Shane. The Kirkland’s have used world travel as an additional bonding experience, as Susanne’s work as a Flight Attendant with Delta Airlines makes world travel a frequent adventure.>