Scoop: John Boruk May Replace Tim Panaccio

Kyle Scott - July 13, 2017

A little birdie tells me that John Boruk may replace Tim Panaccio on Flyers coverage at CSN (or at least fulfill some of the latter’s former duties).

Boruk will take a multi-faceted approach to covering the team, taking his talents (and patterned suits) to the airwaves and web to pick up the very short amount of slack left behind by Panotch after he was let go by the network earlier this month. It seems there could be more analysis than straight reporting.

Boruk, an anchor, has long sort of fancied himself a hockey guy and has done a lot of work on the Flyers. He also hosted Postgame Live. Indeed, he’s been tweeting almost exclusively about them this month:

As we’ve discussed before, CSN is trying to shift its focus to a one newsroom approach where talent is expected to be more versatile than longtime employees who came from traditional TV backgrounds, many of whom have been let go over the last year or so. It’s unclear how much Boruk will travel with the team – Panaccio’s travel had been cut back in recent years – and his coverage, I’m told, will be buoyed by contributions from Jordan Hall, who does Flyers web stuff.

14 Comments

  • John Boruk July 13, 2017 at 7:59 pm

    Gets all his suits from Steve Harvey’s trash.

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  • Steve from princess bayside July 13, 2017 at 8:24 pm

    Boruk has a great I love drinking and driving face

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  • Flyboy July 13, 2017 at 8:28 pm

    Boruk is the man. Well deserved !

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  • The cuz July 13, 2017 at 8:33 pm

    Boruk is a Philly guy. Congrats from the 97.5 morning team

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  • @captaincorey82 July 13, 2017 at 9:27 pm

    #followmeoninstagram
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#sincity

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  • Josh Innes' personal trainer July 13, 2017 at 10:05 pm

    kyle has been deleting comments like crazy lately

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    • are you kidding me! July 14, 2017 at 6:36 am

      Funny how anything goes on this site except you can’t mention the free windows, Lexus driving, and Del Frisco’s eating sidekick on a certain morning radio show.

      Reply
  • Paul Jolovitz Fan Club President July 13, 2017 at 10:05 pm

    Lol how poorly sourced is this?

    A little birdie told you that a guy who covers hockey for csn philly may cover more hockey for csn philly after they fired a hockey reporter?

    So basically what happened is you were butt hurt tornoe was given the ratings for the spring and you felt they need to satisfy your ego with a “scoop” and this is all you could come up with.

    No wonder you couldn’t afford another writer anymore

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    • Hollis Thomas July 13, 2017 at 11:04 pm

      hee hee hee hee good one Paul

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  • 1 of the 3 people who used to watch breakfast on broad July 14, 2017 at 7:10 am

    I can see Panaccio still wearing his free csn golf shirts

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  • Fred Farkle July 14, 2017 at 9:02 am

    Not a hockey guy but I like the move.

    Reason – I think he is terrible for anything but hockey

    So lets keep him in his newly defined silo and all move on

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  • Dei lynam's six pack July 14, 2017 at 3:38 pm

    Great for hockey, but I wouldn’t let him near my kids soccer game

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  • Hockey Al July 18, 2017 at 7:57 pm

    Who better to cover hockey than an ex-Texas tech baseball player who had never heard of hockey until he was hired by CSN? Brilliant

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  • Vic August 25, 2017 at 1:05 am

    Given his offensive political Facebook posts, I hope not. Because I am not watching him anymore.

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