Beyond the Keynote
Gemini Awards | Best Host
Gemini Awards | Best Talk Series - Best Host - Best Production/Design
Gemini Awards | Viewer’s Choice Award - Best Host
George is one of Canada’s most popular and respected broadcasters. He is the host of the Sunday-night radio program The Strombo Show on CBC Radio 2. Over the course of his career, George has interviewed a who’s who of entertainment icons, sports stars, world leaders and respected thinkers.
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George began his television career with MuchMusic as the producer and host of NewMusic and MuchNews. He then moved on to CBC where he received critical acclaim as the host and co-executive producer of the award-winning shows George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight, which wrapped after 10-seasons on air at the CBC, and The Hour. In 2014 George became the face of Hockey Night in Canada & the NHL on Sportsnet. He can also be heard CBC Radio 2 where he hosts The Strombo Show, a syndicated weekly music and talk radio show.
George doesn’t just ask questions – he creates space for his guests to share their human experiences. His fresh, thought-provoking style fuses big ideas, with art, pop culture, politics, news, sports, and celebrity.
A six-time Gemini Award and Canadian Screen Award winner for best host in a talk series, George is known for having an unrivaled presence to all that he does. He brings an authenticity and genuine curiosity to each and every interaction – be it on screen or on stage. George’s interviewing skills are first rate, allowing audiences a deeper more meaningful look at his guests. George is a three-time Canadian Organization of Campus Activities (COCA) award-winner for Speaker of the Year on campuses across the country.
In addition to his role as a broadcaster, Stroumboulopoulos is active in many social and environmental issues. In January 2010, he brought together actors, artists and athletes for Haiti relief efforts as the executive producer and co-host of Canada for Haiti, a live benefit that raised more than 27 million dollars for Haitian earthquake victims. His charitable work includes Nelson Mandela’s Children’s Fund (Canada), the Canada Africa Partnership on AIDS (CAP AIDS), War Child Canada, and Make Poverty History. Stroumboulopoulos currently sits on the auxiliary board for The David Suzuki Foundation, as well as Artists for Peace and Justice Canada (APJ). He is also Canada’s first Ambassador Against Hunger for the United Nations World Food Programme.
Along the way, George has interviewed Hollywood legends such as Oprah, Tom Cruise, Michael J. Fox, Clint Eastwood, Jodie Foster and Samuel L. Jackson; political leaders such as Hillary Clinton, Jean Chrétien, Sarah Palin, Al Gore and Jimmy Carter; critically acclaimed authors including Christopher Hitchens, Salman Rushdie, Stephen King, Peter C. Newman and Gore Vidal; renowned directors including Spike Lee, James Cameron, Deepa Mehta, Brian DePalma, and Paul Haggis, just to name a few.