James Brayshaw, who played first class cricket for Western Australia and South Australia before becoming a sports commentator, makes his Winter Olympic broadcasting debut for the Nine Network in Vancouver.
Brayshaw has one Summer Olympics on his CV – Sydney 2000 – as well as the Melbourne Commonwealth Games. But Vancouver will be a busy baptism of winter fire for the versatile Nine personality, who will cover two of the more contemporary sports sanctioned by the International Olympic Committee: moguls and snowboarding.
Brayshaw will partner Michael Kennedy, former international moguls skier, dual Winter Olympics coach and current CEO of Ski and Snowboard Australia, in calling the moguls competition.
Brayshaw will also team up with three-time Australian snowboard champion, Jay Onley, to call the action from the Olympic snowboard competition.
He will also assist with the hosting duties presenting three nights of Nine’s primetime coverage, Vancouver Gold.
"JB", as Brayshaw is known, has handled a string of television duties with aplomb since signing with Nine. In 2006 he joined Garry Lyon as a co-host of the Logie award winning AFL Footy Show. In 2008 he joined the Wide World of Sports team on Sunday mornings and in 2009 he took the reins on the Sunday Footy Show.
He has also worked on Nine's award-winning cricket commentary team and compered Wipeout Australia with Kelly Landry and Josh Lawson.
Brayshaw joined the Nine Network’s AFL commentary team after a 10-year career as a professional cricketer. He scored 4934 runs at an average of 42.53 in first class cricket for WA and SA.
As well as television, Brayshaw has extensive radio experience and is a member of Triple M's AFL commentary team and in 2010 he will co- host Triple M's new drive time program.