From the Best of Q
, Piya Chattopadhyay speaks to Jay Onrait
about his book Anchorboy
and how he went from being a pharmacy student in Athabasca, Alberta to bringing a hilarious new style to the sportscast.
Onrait says he never set out to change sportscasting. The sight gags and one-liners that he and Dan O'Toole brought to SportsCentre
came from working late nights without bosses in the room, and answering the question: "How much can I get away with?"
He tells Piya about being "a natural ham", dressing in unitards and putting his real personality on air.
Though he's no stranger to critics, he shrugs them off and reveals the
most gratifying reaction he gets is when fans say, "I really
hate sports, but I don't mind you guys."
Onrait also discusses his move to Fox Sports Live
in LA and the inspiration he gets from his new co-worker Regis Philbin. "He's 85 years old and he's still working every day."Behind-the-scenes bonus!
Okay -- Onrait really, really
liked the Persian rugs in Studio Q. We thought we'd show you just how much.
Follow his antics on Twitter @JayOnrait
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