Joe Tilley | CTV Toronto News

Joe Tilley

Joe Tilley

Sports Anchor

"I can watch a tiddlywinks game if it's competitive," says Joe Tilley, Sports Anchor for CTV News Toronto at 11:30 p.m.

Tilley got his start in broadcasting working at the campus radio station while at the University of Alberta, which later led to him to landing his first job as late night sports anchor at CKRD-TV in Red Deer. He then moved on to CFCN TV Lethbridge as sports director. Since joining the CTV News Toronto Sports team in 1984, Tilley's enthusiastic and energetic style has helped cultivate a strong viewership for CTV Toronto.

One of Joe's favorite sports experiences was at Northland's Coliseum in 1984 when the Oilers won their 1st Stanley Cup. "I was in the dressing room, taking it all in, drinking out of the Cup. It was an awesome experience," says Joe. He has covered a number of big fights including: Leonard-Lalonde, Lennox Lewis' 1st title defense, and Mike Tyson's comeback bout against Peter McNeely. As a former fighter Joe was a huge fan of Sugar Ray Leonard, and relished the opportunity to meet him in person.

Tilley's favorite interviews include Donny Lalonde, after he won the World Light heavyweight Boxing Title, John Candy, Wayne Gretzky, and Dave Steib after he won the Jays first-ever playoff game in 1985.

A happily married father of three, Tilley is a native of Edmonton and a graduate of the University of Alberta. Prior to his broadcasting career, Tilley had a successful career as an amateur boxer. He was crowned the Golden Gloves Champion, the three time Alberta Welterweight Champion, and bronze medalist at the 1978 Canadian Championships.