Scott Russell

Scott Russell

Doctor of Letters

(honoris causa) DLitt

A Canadian Screen Award and Gemini Award-winning broadcaster and acclaimed author, Scott Russell brings vast experience, passion and knowledge to his role as one of the hosts of CBC Sports' Road to the Olympic Games. Mr. Russell's unparalleled enthusiasm for amateur sport shines through in every aspect of his work for the network.

A CBC Sports veteran of more than 25 years, he has covered 14 Olympic Games including his most recent work as host of Olympic Games Primetime during CBC/Radio-Canada's coverage of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games.

Mr. Russell also hosted CBC's prime time coverage of the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games, the XX Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland and CBC's primetime coverage of 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™. He has also hosted the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa and the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup Germany. In addition, he was a host and rink-side reporter for CBC's Hockey Night in Canada for 14 years. Outside of his hosting duties, Mr. Russell authors insightful blog posts at where he discusses the world of sport from all angles. He is also a member of the CBC Sports initiative on women in sports.

Aside from his work at CBC, Mr. Russell has taught a course in Canadian Sports History at Toronto's Centennial College. Mr. Russell is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario and holds a Master’s of Arts in Journalism degree. In 2014, he was honoured by Sports Media Canada with the George Gross Award for Outstanding Broadcasting. In 2013, he was presented with a CBC President's Award in the Brand Champion category in recognition of his dedication and enthusiasm for his work covering amateur athletics for the network. In 2012, was awarded a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his contributions to sports in Canada.

Honorary Degree Recipient: Scott Russell