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George Stroumboulopoulos

New host of Hockey Night in Canada. Gemini award winning broadcasting personality.

On radio, on television and online, George Stroumboulopoulos has been connecting Canadians to what matters for decades. Over the course of his career, he has become one of the most trusted and respected broadcasters in Canada, earning awards and fans in the process, including the Gemini for best host or interviewer in a talk series for an unprecedented six years in a row. George is also a passionate advocate for many causes. He is the first Canadian to be named National Ambassador Against Hunger by the United Nations World Food Programme, was selected by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader for 2012 and sits on the Board of Directors for the David Suzuki Foundation, as well as Artists for Peace and Justice Canada.

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Presentations

Through A Pop Culture Lens

The World According to George

Awards

Gemini Awards
2006
Viewers Choice Award - Best Host
2007
Best Talk Series - Best Host - Best Production/Design
2008
Best Host

  • We were absolutely delighted to have George present to our students. George did an amazing job sharing his professional and personal life experiences, along with his opinions on a number of topics ranging from politics, pop culture and the music industry with our students. Our audience hung on every word and walked out raving about how awesome it was. George is an incredible presenter who is honest, informative and funny. We would be honoured to have George visit us again!

    - Students' Association of Grant MacEwan College
  • Thank you so much for suggesting George for our campus - he absolutely rocked!! He was so calm and cool, his talk was incredible. We had quite possibly the largest student turn-out ever to see him. George is one of the most intelligent, educated speakers I have ever seen. He knows his music and he knows the world around him.

    - SAMRC

Summary Profile

A six-time Gemini Award and Canadian Screen Award winner for best host in a talk series, George Stroumboulopoulos has interviewed a who’s who of entertainment icons, world leaders and respected thinkers.

Currently appearing on CBC, shot in front of a live studio audience, George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight is an entertaining and engaging look at our world and the people who shape it.  In the summer of 2013, he was chosen by CNN to host his own show every Friday night exploring the worlds of art, pop culture, politics, tech news and sports through the eyes and the words of their most interesting figures.

George has also taken an active role in global initiatives and is a strong advocate for social issues.

George is the first Canadian National Ambassador Against Hunger for the United Nations World Food Programme. He is one of three Canadians recognized by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader for 2012.

He was also a driving force behind Canada for Haiti, a live benefit that raised more than 27 million dollars for Haitian earthquake victims, and One Million Acts of Green, which saw Canadians register 1.6 million acts of green on the official website.

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, Stephen Harper, Jean Chrétien, Sarah Palin, Brian Mulroney, 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.

As well, George took part in The Greatest Canadian TV series on CBC, hosting a documentary to make his case for the founder of medicare in Canada, Tommy Douglas. He was one of ten finalists and ultimately received the most votes from Canadians, winning by more than 50,000 votes over second-placed Terry Fox.

George hosted the highly regarded CBC documentary series Love, Hate & Propaganda - which examined how propaganda helped shape significant events of the 20th century, including the Second World War, the Cold War and the War On Terror.

George is the host and co-executive producer of George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight, which will wraps after 10-seasons on air at the CBC. He was recently named as the new host of Rogers Hockey Night in Canada, for the new season airing in October 2014.

He’s a three-time Canadian Organization of Campus Activities (COCA) award-winner for Speaker of the Year on campuses across the country.

In his free time, (yes he does have some) George can be found on the open road, riding one of his motorcycles, on-ice playing hockey, or pulling for his beloved Habs.

 

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