Ted Reynolds’ extensive career in sports journalism took him to numerous international and local sporting events for radio and television including ten Olympic Games, eight Commonwealth Games, and five Pan American Games. But throughout his entire career, he proudly remained in British Columbia.
Even after five decades in the business, Reynolds was still going strong as a freelance commentator. In his 53 years as a reporter, he worked for only three media outlets—CFJC Radio in Kamloops, CJVI Radio in Victoria and CBC Television in Vancouver. But his name was probably best recognized for his coverage of major aquatic events on CBC television for over 35 years.
Reynolds was not unfamiliar with breaking new ground. He was the first sportscaster in the province to provide play-by-play commentary for CBC Television on football, baseball, lacrosse, and basketball. He was also the first host of Vancouver Canucks telecasts for Hockey Night in Canada when the Vancouver Canucks joined the NHL in 1970.
Reynolds’ contribution to sports journalism was recognized with a multitude of awards including the prestigious Doug Gilbert Media Award from the Sports Federation of Canada, which he received twice in 1972 and 1985.