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George Stroumboulopoulos

Award-Winning Broadcasting Personality

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.

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Presentations

Q&A/In-Conversation:

The World According to George
George sits down for a Q&A/In-Conversation on the hot-button issues of the day. His fresh, thought-provoking style fuses big ideas, with art, pop culture, politics, news, sports, and celebrity. As someone who is genuinely interested in a wide range of topics, his interviews and discussions are extremely informative and entertaining explorations of the topic at hand.

Pursue Your Passion
George’s career path has been like no other. In this Q&A/In-Conversation, he sits down for an intimate discussion on careers. He shares the highs and lows of his personal career along with some insights he’s gathered interviewing individuals who have reached the top of their chosen field. This discussion will leave audiences inspired to seek their true passion.

Host/MC/Moderator:

As one of Canada’s most acclaimed interviewer’s George thrives when interacting with guests. He gets audiences what they really want to know, in a way that’s both entertaining and thought-provoking. George will help you rediscover the power of the authentic interview.

Awards

2008
Gemini Awards | Best Host

2007
Gemini Awards | Best Talk Series - Best Host - Best Production/Design

year
Gemini Awards | Viewer’s Choice Award - 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

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.

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