Born: Zweilbrucken, Germany
Place of Birth: April 12, 1960
Ron MacLean started his career in Red Deer, Alberta.
He was doing weather forecasts when he was offered a job to host the Calgary Flames hockey games.
MacLean accepted the position and his work led to hosting Olympic and Commonwealth Games.
He became a full "Hockey Night in Canada" host in 1987.
Often kept extremely busy, Ron MacLean has covered all types of hockey functions; sometimes as guest speaker.
MacLean drew numerous letters of support when, in 2002, he was forced to resign by the CBC over a salary contract.
CBC relented to his wishes and Ron MacLean signed to work with Don Cherry, his partner on the show.
He is a part-time sailor and sometimes plays hockey himself twice a week.
MacLean is also an Honorary Colonel of an Air Squadron in Winnipeg.
On "Hockey Night" MacLean is seen as the host who keeps Don Cherry on track in the between-period play reviews.
Ron MacLean has won many honours including at least five Best Sport Broadcaster awards.
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