Tom Harrington: Growing up Kinda Kountry
(CBC Still Photo Collection)Tom Harrington
(left) sang as a backup singer on Kinda Kountry
in 1977. He is pictured with Glen Simmonds and Debbie Squires.Kinda Kountry
was a CBC St. John's production. It was co-hosted by his sister.
Harrington is now the co-host of Marketplace
on CBC-Television, an award-winning prime-time investigative consumer show.
Harrington previously served as a sports correspondent for CBC News, reporting for The National
. He has also served as a guest host on CBC Radio's The World at Six
, The Current
, As It Happens
and Cross Country Checkup
Harrington began his career with CBC in 1981 in Calgary as a news reporter and sports anchor. He moved to CBC Montreal in 1983 where he worked for more than a decade in both radio and television. In 1995 he then joined CBC Newsworld in Toronto as anchor of National Sports.
Harrington spent seven years as host of Sports Journal
, beginning in 1997. He has also served as a member of the CBC Sports broadcast crew at the Olympics in Atlanta, Nagano and Sydney. He was part of the news team for the Olympics in Salt Lake City, Athens, Turin, Beijing and Vancouver. His sports coverage also includes the Commonwealth Games, Pan American Games and the 2010 World Cup.
Posted on Jul 18, 2011 6:00:00 AM