During Wednesday’s Capitals preseason game against the Buffalo Sabres, Courtney Laughlin, daughter of long-time Caps color commentator Craig Laughlin, announced that she is joining CSN Washington’s pre-game show, Caps Central.
Excited to be a part of the CSN Caps pregame show! The Laughlin's are taking over! Tune in next Thurs for my TV debut pic.twitter.com/P6UXrnnoJD
— Courtney Laughlin (@courtlaugh22) October 2, 2014
Courtney will make her TV debut next Thursday before the Capitals home opener against the Montreal Canadiens.
I spoke to Courtney via email Wednesday night, and she explained her new role.
“I will be on the show talking about what’s trending with the Caps and their fans in a new social media segment,” she said. “I’ll be featuring Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram posts from both players and fans.”
If that means posts like this will now get on live TV, I cannot be more supportive.
— Troy Brouwer (@TroyBrouwer36) August 30, 2013
“I’ve always been involved with social media– including helping my dad a lot,” Courtney joked. “Most recently, I graduated from Georgetown with a masters in Sports Industry Management, where social media played a large roll in the curriculum.”
Courtney, a huge Caps fan, is passionate and knowledgeable about hockey. Like way more than me.
“I’ve been around the game since I was born, having both played and coached college hockey,” she said. “I’ve watched my dad do this for my entire life, and I’m very excited to be a part of this media/ TV world and work alongside him and everyone at CSN.”
When I asked Courtney what she hoped to get out of the experience, her competitive nature, which I assume she got from her father, came out.
“In the end, I just want more Twitter followers than dad!!”
Follow Courtney here and wish her good luck.
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