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Tom Harrington’s impressive career at CBC, spanning over four decades, showcases his remarkable versatility in the realm of sports and news broadcasting. In 2015, he assumed the role of host for THE WORLD THIS HOUR on CBC Radio One, solidifying his presence as a prominent voice in Canadian media. Prior to this, he spent five years as the co-host of MARKETPLACE, the award-winning investigative consumer program on CBC Television.
Tom’s illustrious career includes hosting “Sports Journal” for seven seasons on CBC Newsworld, where he delved into the world of sports and journalism. His journey also took him to cover eight Olympic Games, where he shared the excitement and stories of this global event with viewers. Beyond his sports-related ventures, Tom’s adaptability was evident as he made guest appearances on CBC Radio’s THE WORLD AT SIX, THE CURRENT, and AS IT HAPPENS. He also took on the role of anchor on CBC News Network, ensuring that Canadians remained well-informed.
Tom’s academic background is equally commendable. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in history from Memorial University in his hometown of St. John’s, a testament to his deep connection with the Canadian landscape. To further enhance his journalism skills, he pursued a Masters of Arts in journalism from Western University.
Tom’s exceptional contributions to the field have not gone unnoticed, as he has received eight Gemini Award nominations, a reflection of his enduring commitment to excellence in broadcasting and journalism.