ROB CARLIN JOINS COMCASTSPORTSNET AS ANCHOR AND REPORTERSPORTS MEDIA VETERANTO CONTRIBUTE TO SPORTSNET CENTRAL, CAPITALS CENTRAL AND CAPITALS POSTGAMELIVEBethesda, Md. (Oct. 4, 2011) Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic, the regions leading sourcefor multiplatform sports coverage, has announced that Rob Carlin has joined thenetwork as a television anchor and reporter. He replaces Russ Thaler, who isnow the host of NBC Sports Talk on VERSUS which will be re-branded NBCSports Network on Jan. 2Carlin will serve as ananchor for SportsNet Central a position he has appeared in previously on afreelance basis and will contribute to the daily news program as a reporter. Inaddition, he will host Capitals Central and Capitals Postgame Live for homegames, with Al Koken continuing in that role when the team is playing on theroad. The game-day shows, which feature analyst Alan May, make their seasondebut on Oct. 8 surrounding the Capitals regular-season opener vs. Carolina.A veteran sports anchorand reporter, Carlin has strong ties to the WashingtonBaltimore area andexperience covering the National Hockey League. For the past two seasons, he hostedthe New York Islanders pregame and postgame shows on MSG Network. Previously,the University of Maryland graduate served as a sports anchor andreporter with BaltimoresWMAR-TV (ABC) for more than three years, where he covered the Orioles, Ravensand Terrapins. As an experienced sportsreporter with a longtime connection to the region and knowledge of our teams,Rob makes a perfect addition to our talented group of anchors and reporters,said Comcast SportsNet Senior Vice President and General Manager RebeccaSchulte. In addition, he is very versatile and his experience covering hockey willbe an asset to Capitals Central and Capitals Postgame Live this season.Carlin also covered theregion during four years as a sports reporter and anchor with WMDT-TV (ABC) in Salisbury, Md., from 1997to 2001, and as a sports producer for BaltimoresWBFF-TV (FOX), where he worked for two years. He also spent time as a sportsradio host on Baltimores1300 AM (ESPN) and has made regular appearances on 105.7 The Fan.Carlins other televisionsports experience includes work as a host for College Sports Television (CSTV),now known as CBS Sports Network, and as a sports anchor and reporter forWVTM-TV (NBC) in Birmingham, Ala., where he spent four years.More recently, he served as a freelance sports anchor and reporter with New Yorks WNBC-TV. A native of Long Island, N.Y., Carlinresides in Baltimorewith his wife, Megan, who is an anchor and reporter at WMAR-TV. He can befollowed on Twitter at @RobCarlin.