“I’m not a traditional broadcaster. I’m lucky that I have the creative freedom that I currently have. Some broadcasters have to fit into some sort of a format. I have total creative freedom.” – Cabral Richards
Howard Cosell, rollover in your plot – here comes Cabbie Richards, who brings a fresh, cavalier approach to sports reporting. His in-your-face, hilarious style of interviewing celebrated athletes has gained him notoriety across the continent.
Richards is the unorthodox host and producer of Cabbie Presents, a weekly segment on TSN’s highly-rated Sportscentre.
Unlike traditional broadcasters, he trades barbs up with athletes for light-hearted segments.
A self-described performance artist and party crasher, Richards has a fabulous list of people he has interviewed: basketball legends Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant, Aaron Rodgers, Will Smith, Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart.
Richards found out they were “regular dudes, man. They have an amazing athletic ability, but if you talk to them like real people, even Michael Jordan and Kobe, they just want to talk about music, movies and girls.”
He interned at The Score Television Network in 1998 while a student in Ryerson University’s Radio and Television Arts program and pitched his own segment in 2001 – Cabbie on the Street.
Richards has also been a correspondent on The Marilyn Denis Show on CTV, finding interesting interviews on entertainment, lifestyle, health and human interest.
A star in his own right in the Twitterverse, Richards has won thousands of followers on his official Twitter page @TheRealCabbie.
As a host and speaker, Richards is flexible to your needs, hosting functions, games and sporting events. Just don’t expect vanilla.