Biography

Farhan Lalji is the Vancouver correspondent and Senior Football Reporter for SportsCentre, TSN’s flagship sports news and information program.

“Not only is Farhan Lalji a talented and professional reporter, he is most of all very well respected amongst the athletes in the locker room”

Jonathan Toews
Captain
Chicago Blackhawks

Lalji, who joined TSN in 1997, covers the Canucks and BC Lions, as well as other sports stories in the Vancouver area. He also covers football (NFL, CFL and NCAA) across North America and is a CFL Insider. In addition to his television work with TSN, Lalji is also a regular contributor on TSN 1040 radio and a fill-in sports anchor at CTV Vancouver.

Along with covering the Vancouver sports scene, Lalji has reported from some of the biggest sporting events in the world, including multiple Super Bowls, four Olympic Games, the Stanley Cup Final, College Football Playoff, NBA Finals, Grey Cup, MLB and NBA All-Star Games, golf’s U.S. Open and PGA Championship.

Born in Tanzania, Lalji moved to Vancouver at the age of four. After graduating from Simon Fraser University in Liberal Arts, his career in sports began at SFU, where he served as the Sports Information Director from 1991-1994. From there, Lalji worked as a producer and reporter on the ‘Sports Machine’ at CKWX Radio in Vancouver. From 1995-1997, he was a sports and weekend news anchor for the CBC, before joining TSN.

“Farhan has always been professional in his interaction with our players, coaches and executive team. Vancouver is a demanding hockey media market and Farhan built a career based on mutual respect with our organization. Farhan has always been well prepared both on and off of the air both as a reporter and rights holder.”

TC Carling
Former VP, Communications
Vancouver Canucks

Farhan is a five-time winner of the Best Sports TV Reporter in Vancouver for 2012-15 and 2017 at the Paul Carson Broadcast & Media Awards. In 2016 he was recognized for his philanthropic work in the community.

Lalji continues to be extensively involved in developing and coaching football at the grassroots level in his home province – something he’s done for the past 30 years. He is currently the head football coach at New Westminster Secondary School just outside Vancouver, and is the Past-president of the British Columbia Secondary School Football Association Board of Directors. For his efforts and contributions to his community, Lalji was named the 2012 Citizen of the Year in New Westminster, the 2009 Scholastic Provincial Coach of the Year at the BC Lions Orange Helmet Awards and was the 2004 and 2012 runner-up for NFL Canada National Coach of the Year.

Follow Farhan on Twitter @FarhanLaljiTSN.