The Sochi Olympics are 100 days away and to mark the occasion, CBC unveiled its coverage team on
Wednesday. Just like the athletes on Team Canada, CBC's roster has a mix of seasoned veterans and
wide-eyed rookies, ready to bring the Games to you.
Meet CBC's coverage
team for Sochi 2014. Click on a face to read more about our broadcasters and analysts.
Veteran sports broadcaster David Amber hosts Olympic Morning alongside
Diana Swain from 6 to 9 a.m. ET throughout CBC/Radio-Canada’s coverage of the Sochi 2014
Olympic Winter Games. Amber’s impressive resumé includes prior Olympic coverage in both
Sydney (2000) and Salt Lake City (2002). Amber has been a network reporter, anchor and host for the
past 16 years.
Andrew Chang joins the CBC/Radio-Canada broadcast team for the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter
Games as host of Olympic Overnight along with Andi Petrillo from midnight to 6 a.m.
ET. As co-anchor of CBC Montreal's supper-hour newscast, Chang has led viewers through just about
every recent major event in Quebec.
The Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games will mark Colleen Jones’s ninth time covering
the Olympics. In Sochi, Jones will act as both field reporter for various events as well as an
analyst for CBC/Radio-Canada’s coverage of the curling competitions. Jones has also been part
of the broadcast team for the Canada Games and Commonwealth Games. She is also a Hall of Fame
curler, having won a record six Canadian titles and two world curling championships.
Sonali Karnick joins the CBC/Radio-Canada broadcast team for the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter
Games as a reporter for a variety of competitions. Known to the Quebec audience as the host of
All In a Weekend on Saturday and Sunday mornings on CBC Radio One, she is also the
host of the new CBC-TV program Our Montreal. Karnick built a solid reputation in radio and
television sports, reporting both locally and nationally on professional and amateur sports,
including the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Host, Olympic Primetime
MacLean returns to CBC/Radio-Canada’s Olympics coverage as host of Olympic
Primetime from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. ET throughout the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games. He has
been part of CBC’s Olympic broadcasts since 1988, most recently at the helm of the
network’s coverage of Beijing 2008. MacLean is best known for his extensive experience,
knowledge and passion for the game of hockey, which he’s brought to Canadians for more than 25
years as the host of CBC’S Hockey Night in Canada.
joins CBC/Radio-Canada’s coverage of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games as host of
Olympic Overnight alongside Andrew Chang from 12 midnight to 6 a.m. ET. Currently in her
third season as a member of CBC’S Hockey Night in Canada in-studio team,
Petrillo brings tremendous knowledge of both the players and the game to the broadcasts in her role
as host of the Chevrolet I-Desk every Saturday night.
Award-winning broadcaster and acclaimed author, Scott Russell brings vast experience, passion and
knowledge to his role as host of the Olympic Daytime programming (10 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET) block during
CBC/Radio-Canada’s coverage of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games. Outside of the Olympics,
Russell’s unparalleled enthusiasm for amateur sport shines through in his role as host of
CBC Sports Weekend. A CBC veteran of more than 25 years, Russell has covered 11
Olympic Games and co-hosted Olympic Morning for Beijing 2008. Outside of his
hosting duties, Russell authors the insightful Field of Play blog, on the CBC Olympics website,
where he discusses the world of sport from all angles.
Diana Swain is one of Canada's leading investigative journalists, and the senior
investigative correspondent for CBC News. During the Sochi Games, she will co-host Olympic
Morning daily from 6 to 10 a.m. ET. Swain was an anchor for CBC’s coverage of the
2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. She has also covered the Pan Am Games, Canadian National Swimming
Trials, the Canadian Track and Field Championships and international volleyball competition for CBC.
An alpine Olympian and World Cup medalist, Kelly VanderBeek adds a unique perspective as a
guest analyst with CBC/Radio-Canada’s coverage of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games.
VanderBeek knows what it takes to compete at the highest level and what is going through the minds
of the athletes as they prepare for the biggest stage of their careers. Sochi 2014 will be
VanderBeek’s third Olympics as a member of CBC’s broadcast team.
Olympic medallist Adam van Koeverden brings a wealth of first-hand knowledge and experience as a
high-performance athlete to his role as a guest analyst for the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games. As
a seasoned competitor on the world stage, van Koeverden provides valuable insight into the mind of
an athlete competing in a high-pressure situation like the Olympic Games. He’s earned one
Olympic gold medal, two silver and one bronze in kayak, and is a two-time World Champion, 22-time
World Cup Champion and 73-time Canadian Champion.
Carly Agro has been reporting on sports for CBC since 2012 and is taking her talents to Sochi to
provide news and updates from the Mountain Cluster that will showcase skiing and sliding events
during CBC/Radio-Canada’s coverage of the Sochi Winter Olympics.
Expert CBC Sports journalist Peter Armstrong will be will be actively reporting on the
news of the day directly from Sochi. He will be seen daily on a range of CBC platforms, including
CBC Radio One, The National and CBC News Network. Whether the focus is on the
athletes, the events, national and international stars or Canada's quest for Olympic glory as the
teams strive to win the most medals at the Games, he’ll be bringing the top stories directly
CBC News correspondent Adrienne Arsenault, a Gemini-award winning journalist, will be
reporting for The National straight from Sochi on the highs and lows of the 2014
Olympic Winter Games. The National will air live from Sochi in the week leading up
to the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games at 10 p.m. ET on CBC TV.
CBC foreign correspondent Nahlah Ayed will report for The National live from
Sochi, focusing on breaking news stories in relation to Russia’s role as host country. Ayed is
a veteran in the field, specifically in the Middle East, where she spent seven years filing for the
CBC's television, radio and online operations. She is based in London, England.
David Common is
part of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games broadcast team as host of the World
Report. He’ll host the CBC Radio One program live from Sochi for the first three days
of the Games. Throughout the duration of the Games he’ll report regularly for CBC Radio One
from Sochi, bringing listeners the latest action from the Olympics, as well as shedding light on
stories making news around the world. World Report airs every weekday morning at 5, 6, 7 & 8
a.m., beginning at 6 a.m. in the Maritimes, and 6:30 a.m. NT.
top radio personality, Matt Galloway, joins the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games broadcast team as
host of the Morning Olympic Report, straight from Sochi, on CBC Radio One.
Morning Olympic Report airs throughout the Games at 25 minutes after the hour from
6 a.m. to 12 p.m. daily. It brings Canadians more than just the scores and results — listeners
will hear an insider's perspective on the events and all the ensuing drama directly as it unfolds.
Galloway has been with CBC Radio for more than 10 years and is currently the host of Metro
Morning on CBC Radio One, 99.1 FM, the top-rated morning radio program in Toronto.
Popular CBC Radio host, Jian Ghomeshi brings Q to the Sochi Games,
through in-depth conversations with athletes, newsmakers and cultural figures from Canada and
around the world, as well as incisive Q essays on the hottest topics of the day.
The show will air live on CBC Radio One during its regular timeslot at 10 a.m. ET. Ghomeshi is an
award-winning broadcaster, writer, musician and producer.
Host, CBC News Network (Evening)
As Canadians are just ending their day, CBC News Network’s Ian Hanomansing will bring
viewers close to the action in Sochi as the host of CBC NN’s evening program, reporting live
from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. ET. Veteran broadcaster Ian Hanomansing is currently the host of the evening
show on CBC News Network out of Vancouver, as well as a correspondent for The
Renowned CBC News correspondent Peter Mansbridge will host The National
at 10 p.m. ET on CBC TV from Sochi in the week leading up to the Olympic Winter Games. Focusing on
the stories that mean the most to Canadians, he’ll bring viewers closer than ever to the
action. He will also host the opening ceremony with Ron MacLean. Mansbridge is the chief
correspondent for CBC News.
Nick Purdon reports live from the Sochi Olympic Winter Games to both the morning and
afternoon Olympic Reports, working alongside Matt Galloway and Scott Regehr on CBC Radio One. The
Olympic Report airs throughout the Games at 25 minutes after the hour from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.
Nick Purdon is a sports columnist and journalist for The National.
Veteran CBC Sports
broadcaster Scott Regehr, follows Matt Galloway daily as the host of the Afternoon Olympic
Report throughout the Sochi Games on CBC Radio One. Afternoon Olympic
Report airs throughout the Games at 25 minutes after the hour from 12 noon to 6 p.m.
daily. It brings Canadians more than just the scores and results — listeners will hear an
insider's perspective on the events and all the ensuing drama directly as it unfolds. Scott Regehr
can also be heard weekday mornings across the country as CBC's national sports radio host.
Olympian and Olympic downhill champion Kerrin Lee-Gartner joins CBC/Radio-Canada’s broadcast
team for the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games as an alpine events analyst. Lee-Gartner is an
authority in the skiing community and has provided analysis for CBC’s coverage of alpine
events for the past several years. Sochi 2014 is her fifth Olympics as a broadcaster since her
retirement from competition in 1994. Her 1992 Olympic downhill skiing gold medal remains the only
gold won by a Canadian in that sport.
Gemini Award-winner and veteran Olympic broadcaster Scott Oake provides a familiar voice
to CBC/Radio-Canada’s coverage of alpine skiing for the Sochi Games. Over the course of his
career, Oake has covered the Olympic Winter and Summer Games as well as the Commonwealth Games as a
commentator for a wide variety of sports, including alpine skiing and hockey. Canadian hockey fans
know Oake from his role with CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada’s western games of
the traditional Saturday night doubleheader, and co-hosting the post-game show, After
Host, CBC News Network (Morning)
News host Heather Hiscox will host CBC News Network’s morning show live from Sochi daily, from
6 to 9 a.m. ET throughout the duration of the Olympics. Hiscox will be bringing Canadians the latest
breaking news from Sochi, connecting Canadians with their athletes and the stories that matter most.
Heather Hiscox is currently in her eighth season as the morning host at CBC News Network, bringing
viewers all the information they need to start their day.
Three-time Canadian and world curling champion and Olympic gold medallist Joan McCusker
provides insight and analysis to CBC/Radio-Canada’s curling coverage from the Sochi Games. In
addition to her impressive resumé as a curler, McCusker has been part of CBC’s curling
coverage since 2001. McCusker was a member of the team that dominated the world of women’s
curling in the 1990s. With her teammates Sandra Schmirler, Jan Betker and Marcia Gudereit, McCusker
won Canadian and world curling titles in 1993, 1994 and 1997 and Olympic gold in 1998.
Bruce Rainnie is the host of CBC News: Compass at 5, CBC News Compass at 5:30, and CBC News: Compass at 6, CBC Prince Edward Island's three local evening news programs. In that role, he has helped Compass achieve the status of number-one rated CBC supper-hour news broadcast in the country.
Kurt Browning brings one of the most impressive sports resumes of all time to his role as
analyst for CBC/Radio-Canada’s coverage of figure skating at the Sochi Games. This figure
skating icon is a four-time Canadian and world champion as an amateur and a three-time Canadian and
world professional champion. He also holds the Guinness World Record as the first person to
successfully land a quadruple jump in international competition. He has been a frequent analyst with
CBC’s coverage of major skating events including the Olympic Games and world championships.
The Sochi Winter Games will be Brenda Irving’s eighth with CBC, as she takes on the
role of commentator for the network’s figure skating coverage. Irving has been a member of the
CBC Sports team since 1995 and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience as host on Sports
Weekend. The two-time Gemini Award nominee counts covering two FIFA World Cups, in addition to
her Olympic Games experience, as highlights of her career with CBC.
World and Olympic
figure skating coach and choreographer Carole Lane has more than 25 years of experience to draw from
in her role as analyst for CBC/Radio Canada’s figure skating coverage at the Sochi Games.
Lane’s in-depth knowledge and firsthand experience with coaching and choreography will provide
unique insight into the technical aspects of the competition in Sochi. Lane began her skating career
in London, England, at the age of seven. Lane has taught extensively in Europe and North America,
and her students are currently competing regularly at the national, international and world levels.
Three-time Olympic freestyle skiing athlete Jeff Bean brings an impressive resumé to the
table as an analyst for CBC/Radio-Canada’s coverage of the sport at the Sochi Games. Since
his retirement from competition in 2007, Bean has worked in the television industry covering
freestyle skiing World Cup events, including the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver.
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Mitch Peacock brings a wealth of news and sports broadcasting experience to his role as
commentator for freestyle events during CBC/Radio-Canada’s coverage of the Sochi 2014 Olympic
Winter Games. A familiar face on CBC News Winnipeg, Peacock is also a regular on CBC’s
Hockey Night in Canada, providing rinkside reports and analysis. Peacock joined CBC News
Winnipeg after spending five years as an anchor on the Fox Soccer Report.
Jennifer Botterill was a member of Canada’s women’s hockey team from
1997-2001, a period that spans four Olympics, where she won three gold medals and one silver.
Botterill brings her vast experience, knowledge and passion to her role as reporter with
CBC/Radio-Canada’s coverage of women’s hockey at the Sochi Games. A keynote speaker and
television broadcaster, Botterill’s perspective on sports has been included in "Think Hockey"
features on CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada.
Three-time Olympian Cassie Campbell-Pascall brings her first-hand knowledge to CBC/Radio
Canada’s broadcasts of women’s hockey. Currently in her eighth season as a member of
CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada, the Canadian women’s hockey icon brings more than
20 years of on-ice hockey experience to her on-air role. In August of 2006, she became the first
woman to provide colour commentary on Hockey Night in Canada. Campbell-Pascall was the captain of
the gold medal-winning Canadian women’s hockey teams at the 2002 and 2006 Olympic Winter Games
and also won Olympic silver with the team in 1998.
A mainstay of Hockey Night in Canada, Don Cherry brings his popular weekly
feature, Coach’s Corner, to CBC’s coverage of men’s ice hockey at the Sochi Games.
In what has become an important tradition for Canadian hockey fans, Cherry has been appearing on
Coach’s Corner alongside host Ron MacLean since 1987, staying true to form with his candid and
often controversial comments.
This is Elliotte Friedman’s fifth time covering the Olympics with CBC/Radio-Canada.
A member of CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada broadcast team for the past 10 years,
Friedman is providing insight, updates and in-depth reports for men’s hockey from Sochi. He
is a regular contributor to CBCSports.ca with insightful columns, including the popular “30
Thoughts.” Fans can follow him on Twitter throughout the regular season and playoffs.
Analyst, Men’s Hockey
Glenn Healy of CBC's Hockey Night in Canada joins the broadcast team as an
analyst for men’s hockey during the Sochi Olympics, bringing more than 25 years of
experience as an NHL player, broadcaster and an NHLPA executive to the role. The Canadian Screen
Award-nominated Healy appears every Saturday night on HNIC, where he serves as both an
in-game analyst for select games and an in-studio analyst, sharing his knowledge and opinions.
Kelly Hrudey joins the CBC/Radio-Canada broadcast team for Sochi as an in-studio analyst
for hockey. A fixture of CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada for the past 15 years, Hrudey
has also been a part of CBC’s Olympic broadcasts on two previous occasions. In 2007, Hrudey
was recognized with a Gemini Award in the Best Studio Analyst category. Hrudey also brings
first-hand experience as an NHL goalie to his broadcasting with CBC.
Commentator, Men’s Hockey
Veteran hockey broadcaster Jim Hughson brings more than three decades of experience to his role as
commentator for CBC’s coverage of men’s hockey. Hughson’s recognizable voice can
be heard every Saturday night during the NHL season, calling play-by-play for nationally televised
games on CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada.
Long-time broadcaster and two-time Stanley Cup champion Craig Simpson brings nearly three
decades of professional hockey experience as a player, coach and on-air personality to his role as
analyst for men’s hockey as part of CBC/Radio-Canada’s coverage of Sochi 2014. Simpson
joins his familiar Hockey Night in Canada broadcast partner Jim Hughson in the booth as
they call the games from Russia.
Commentator, Cross Country and Nordic
sports anchor and reporter Karin Larsen serves as commentator for Cross-Country and Nordic Combined
competitions. A seasoned Olympic analyst and reporter, Larsen has covered a multitude of sports over
15 years with the CBC, including six Olympic Games. Larsen is a two-time world champion with
Canada’s national synchronized swimming team, with whom she also competed at the Seoul Olympic
Summer Games in 1988.
Country and Nordic Combined
Sasseville brings 35 years of experience as a coach of cross-country skiing to his role as an
analyst for CBC/Radio-Canada’s coverage of the Olympics. He has been the voice of
cross-country skiing on CBC since 1997 and was nominated for a Gemini Award along with CBC’s
Scott Russell for his work with CBC on the 2006 Turin Olympics. Sochi 2014 marks his fifth Olympics
as an analyst.
Analyst, Cross-Country and Biathlon
Beckie Scott has nearly two decades of competitive ski racing to draw on in her role as analyst. She
won gold at the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City and silver in Turin in 2006. Scott retired following
the 2006 winter season as North America’s most decorated cross-country skier and one of the
world’s best all-around cross-country ski racers. In 2006, Scott was elected to the
International Olympic Committee for an eight-year term.
A mainstay at
CBC Edmonton for more than 20 years, Mark Connolly joins the CBC/Radio-Canada broadcast team for the
Sochi Games as a commentator for coverage of sliding sports. His experience covering the Olympics
with CBC includes seven previous Games, including Beijing in 2008. Connolly has also been part of
the broadcast team for numerous world championships and the 2002 Commonwealth Games.
represented Canada at two Olympic Games as a pilot for the national bobsleigh team, earning a silver
medal at Vancouver 2010 with her teammate Shelley Ann Brown. She joins CBC/Radio-Canada’s
broadcast team for the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games as a bobsleigh analyst.
Current Canadian snowboard team member Craig McMorris joins CBC/Radio-Canada’s
broadcast team for the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games as an analyst. His ongoing competition
experience and knowledge of the athletes make McMorris a valuable asset in the broadcast booth. He
is also the older brother of Canadian Olympic medal hopeful, Mark McMorris.
Rob Snoek brings a
wealth of experience to CBC/Radio-Canada’s broadcast team for the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter
Games as a snowboard commentator. Snoek is a Canadian record-holder in track and field and was a
world silver medallist in 1998. His athletic career spanned more than a decade, during which he
represented Canada at three Paralympic Games.
broadcaster Steve Armitage reprises his familiar role as the voice of speed skating for
CBC/Radio-Canada’s coverage of the Sochi Games. He has been a member of the CBC family for
nearly 50 years and for much of that time has been the iconic voice of championship sport on the
network across a wide variety of disciplines. Sochi 2014 will be his fourteenth Olympic Games as a
broadcaster with CBC.
Analyst, Long Track Speed
Kristina Groves is
a three-time Olympic medallist in speed skating and brings her experience and expertise to
CBC/Radio-Canada’s broadcast team for the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games as an analyst for
coverage of long track speed skating. This is a familiar role for Groves with CBC, having been part
of the network’s broadcast team for speed skating events in the past.
sports anchor Doug Gelevan joins the broadcast team for the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games as a
field reporter for CBC/Radio-Canada’s coverage from the Mountain Cluster, the venue for skiing
and sliding sports. Gelevan is a national award-winning sports journalist who has been a member of
the CBC team since 2009 and is currently the sports columnist for Daybreak in
Montreal, CBC Radio One’s flagship morning show in addition to his role with CBC News
Jeff Christie is
a two-time Olympian in the sport of luge, having represented Canada in Turin in 2006 and Vancouver
in 2010. He brings his passion and knowledge of the sport to CBC's coverage of the Sochi 2014
Olympic Winter Games. He has been the live on-track commentator for all Canadian luge World Cups
since 2011 as well as co-hosting the associated broadcasts of these events.
Two-time Olympic medallist in freestyle skiing (moguls), Jennifer Heil joins
CBC/Radio-Canada’s broadcast team for Sochi as an analyst. Heil has won Olympic gold and
silver medals, is a four-time world champion and a five-time overall World Cup champion. She's also
a key player in the "Because I am a Girl" initiative, to which she donated $25,000 and accomplished
the challenge of raising $1 million to help advocate for and empower young women around the world.
Heil also runs her own girls-only moguls ski camp and is the co-founder of B2ten.
Analyst, Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined
Rob Keith joins
CBC/Radio Canada’s broadcast team for the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games as an analyst for
ski jumping and Nordic combined. A five-time Canadian Nordic combined champion, Keith represented
Canada as a member of the national ski team at six world championships, and served as a Nordic
combined and ski jumping analyst for Vancouver 2010.