CTN sports crew has all the high school sports action covered this winter
CTN is on the air and the popular local cable outfit will be bringing Ann Arbor a full schedule of winter high school sports in 2018.
Calling the shots behind the scenes will be producer Robert Cross but calling the actual shots on the basketball court and in other sports will be a trio of talented and respected announcers.
CTN just doesn’t look great; they sound great.
Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to CTN. Let’s meet this year’s starting lineup:
A graduate of the University of Michigan-Dearborn, Wisniske has been
working with CTN’s sports coverage since 2012. Aside from his work with the amazing “Game of the Week” crew, he shoots video for City of Dearborn Television, where he formerly produced and hosted the monthly sports program “Rec N Sports.”
He also is a correspondent for Comcast TV where he has covered MLB All-Star games in New York City and Cincinnati. He also is employed full-time at The Specs Howard School of Media Arts as an instructor.
When he’s not working (which is rare), he loves traveling with his wife and hanging out with his great dane, Kirby.
Born and raised in Detroit, Poirier went to Detroit Catholic Central (’83) and took up broadcasting and film at Eastern Michigan University.
He started his broadcasting career in 1991 at AM 1050 WPZA in Ann Arbor, shortly thereafter it was changed to WTKA and was on the air for 8 plus years.
Poirier has covered U-M sports as well as local teams and NASCAR.
He started at CTN in 1994 and loves doing play-by-play sports.
“I think my passion for sports is what has kept me at CTN so long,” he says. “I really like to entertain people and make them laugh which is one of the reasons I was drawn to broadcasting. I am a total sports junkie and will watch just about anything on TV (especially replays of CTN broadcasts).”
Poirier lives in the Ann Arbor area and has three grown children.
For the past 20 years in SE Michigan, Bryant has been an active freelance sports announcer. He began in 2003 as a feature story reporter for Emmy Award winning high school sports show, “State Champs.”
He has been voice talent for thousands of radio, television and digital media sponsor’s ads. He was public-address announcer for the 2006-07 Eastern Michigan University men’s basketball team.
Since 2009, Bryant has worked with Ann Arbor Community Access Network as sports producer/reporter, CTN Sports Game of the Week, play by play and game analyst. He is live sports broadcast game announcer for Fast Hockey/Hockey TV youth, men’s and women’s national championships.
In 2015, he launched Sports Production Services in Ann Arbor.
Bryant is a graduate of Specs Howard School of Media Arts (RTV06 2002 Radio/Television broadcasting).