Vance was previously a sport anchor on Rogers Sportsnet Sportsnetnews. She began her broadcast career on CHRX radio one of Canada's first ever Classic Rock radio stations then moved to CFMI/CKNW as the assistant promotions director and on air fill in talent. When BCTV called in 1995 she finally reached her lifelong goal of becoming a sports anchor -- Her first live sports TV appearance was September 13, 1995.
After a short stint with BCTV Vance was lured away to launch the sports department at Vancouver Television. This is where she honed her craft and learned the ins and outs of sports television. There were no producers or editors to assist -- she was the sports department.
From there the long distance call came from Scott Moore the head of Sportsnet, a new Canadian sports network. Vance went to Toronto to work as a fill in anchor in the summer of 1999 when she became the first woman to host the desk for network. Scott moved Jody to Toronto March 13, 2000 as host of Sportscentral AM. After ratings went through the roof she was moved to the coveted evening time slot -- on September 4th 2000 Jody Vance became the first woman in the history of Canadian television to host her own sports show in primetime.
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