TVG, America's horse racing network and industry-leading advanced-deposit wagering platform, announced today that TVG's Morning Line program will feature the return of host Ken Rudulph and the addition of handicapper Matt Bernier to the TVG broadcast team. The in-studio program starts the network's domestic racing coverage from the East Coast on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
“Ken's special guest appearances as part of our 20th anniversary celebration reminded us all of the great energy he brings and Matt is an up-and-coming talent with a keen approach to handicapping. We are excited to both welcome Matt to the network and to welcome back Ken, an original member of our team, as we build toward this year's Breeders' Cup World Championships,” said Kevin Grigsby, the executive producer and Senior Vice President of Programming for TVG.
Rudulph was a part of the original broadcast team when TVG debuted in 1999 and he was paired with analyst Matt Carothers. In 2011 he left the network to become the host of “Good Morning Sacramento” in his hometown. This summer, he made several guest appearances on TVG in conjunction with the network's 20th anniversary celebration.
“I have never met or spoken to Matt Bernier in my life but I am super excited to work with him,” said Rudulph. “I've watched his online videos. He's really smart and has a unique and very valuable take on each race. He always finds things that no one else can see, illuminating them in a way that's highly intellectual but not pretentious. Plus, his name is Matt so I'm pretty sure I won't mess that up.”
Bernier comes to TVG while currently serving as a handicapper and reporter for NBC's horse racing coverage, and in the past served in a similar role for Daily Racing Form. In addition, he's also contributed to ESPN's coverage of the 2015 Triple Crown and has been a regular guest on Boston-based WEEI's horse racing podcasts.
“I'm excited to be joining TVG as we head into the Breeders' Cup, one of the most action-packed times in the racing calendar, and to partner with a pro like Ken,” said Bernier. “TVG is the industry leader in providing quality analysis, and I look forward to bringing my handicapping work to the TVG audience.”
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