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James Duthie

Acclaimed Canadian Sportscaster

One of the most talented and funniest stars in Canadian media today, James Duthie is the host of TSN’s extensive NHL coverage, including the award-winning NHL on TSN. He was also the daytime host of CTV’s highly acclaimed 2010 Olympic coverage, and the host for CTV’s coverage of Team Canada’s historic gold medal hockey run. In his time at TSN, he has also hosted NBA, CFL, NFL, PGA golf, and Sportscentre.

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Presentations

Entertaining Sports Stories with James Duthie
In this presentation, James will relive some of the heroic, the tragic, and the heartwarming stories he’s experienced through his sports career. His well-known sense of humour, deep hockey knowledge and his passion for the game have audiences clamouring for more.

Platform Plus

Host/MC
Links Golf Program | Celebrity Golfer

James is available as a celebrity golfer. He is also a great option for Hosting/MC duties at a post-event banquet.

Celebrity Spokesperson
Event Moderator

Having interviewed various professional athletes, James has the ability to tap into that key learning or lesson, while also making the discussing a lively and entertaining one.

Awards

2011
Gemini Award | Best Host or Interviewer in a Sports Program or Sportscast
Sports Media Canada | Excellence in Sports Broadcasting award
2010
Gemini Award | Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games
2009
Gemini Award | Best Sportscaster/Anchor

  • James has hosted a number of client events for me. Prior to each event, he is always exceptionally well prepared taking the time to understand the audience and our corporate objective. As the host of the event, he is professional, engaging, and has a great sense of humour that always connects with the audience.

    - President, BridgePort Realty Capital Partners (formerly of Oxford Properties)
  • James was outstanding in every way. He was well organized and entertaining with humour and class. He was an overwhelming success for a varied, high profile event.

    - Co-Chair Borden Ladner Gervais, Calgary Co-Chair Borden Ladner Gervais, Calgary
  • James is an excellent speaker in any venue. He is bright, polished, prepared and humorous to boot.

    - Brian Burke - former President and General Manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs
  • Excellent speaker, good material and very funny. Great participation with group throughout evening.

    - Safety Manager, Standard General Inc.
  • James Duthie was such a pleasure to work with...James did an amazing job!

    - Events & Sponsorships Manager, GE Capital, Canada

Summary Profile

One of the most talented and funniest stars in Canadian media today, James Duthie is the host of TSN’s extensive NHL coverage, including the award-winning NHL on TSN. He was also the daytime host of CTV’s highly acclaimed 2010 Olympic coverage, and the host for CTV’s coverage of Team Canada’s historic gold medal hockey run. In his time at TSN, he has also hosted NBA, CFL, NFL, PGA golf, and Sportscentre.

Duthie is also the author of two best-selling books: The Day I Almost Killed Two Gretzkys and other off-the-wall stories about sports and life and They Call Me Killer, stories from coaching legend Brian Kilrea. His latest, The Guy on the Left: Sports Stories from the Best Seat in the House, will be released in Fall 2015. James won 3 straight Gemini Awards as Canada’s Best Sports Broadcaster, and was  honoured with the prestigious Sports Media Canada Award for Excellence in Broadcasting.

His hilarious stories from a life in sports have made him an extremely popular speaker and MC. Recognized across the country for his outstanding work, Duthie’s entertaining and sharp-witted style has made him a fan favourite.