There will be a different friendly face covering the Caps beat for Comcast SportsNet this season. The network just announced that former Caps reporter and puck guru Lisa Hillary has departed the network to cover the rival Philadelphia Flyers. Jill Sorensen, a veteran sports anchor who hails from the hockey mecca of Minnesota (Minn-a-sOta), will be stepping into the vacant role.
From the CSN press release:
Sorenson, a longtime Washington-area sports journalist, returns to the role of Capitals television beat reporter after serving as an anchor and reporter for Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic for five years. Sorenson, who led the network’s coverage of the Capitals from 2005 to 2007, spent four years as the Capitals beat reporter for WRC-TV (NBC) from 2000 to 2004, where she served as a sports anchor and reporter. A graduate of Brown University, Sorenson also spent time as a news reporter for WTTG-TV (FOX) in Washington, D.C. and as a as a sports anchor and reporter for WDIO-TV (ABC) in Duluth, Minn.
After serving as the Capitals television beat reporter for Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic for three seasons, Hillary joins Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia to lead their television news coverage of the Flyers. A veteran hockey reporter, she joined the network in July 2007 following a lengthy career as a reporter and anchor with several major television outlets in Canada, where she spent time covering the NHL for two national sports networks, The Sports Network (TSN) and The Score. A graduate of Algonquin College, she also spent time as a news anchor for Ottawa’s A-Channel.
Congrats to Jill and we look forward to seeing her from Kettler in about minus 18 days! And best of luck to Lisa, hope those testy Flyers fans treat you right...