2016 Canadian Screen Award winner Andi Petrillo brings a wealth of experience to her role as host of CBC Sports' Road To The Olympic Games each weekend. She, along with co-host Scott Russell, guides viewers through CBC Sports' coverage of national and international elite high-performance sport competitions each weekend, in addition to in-depth features on the athletes and sports being covered.
Petrillo brings tremendous knowledge of both the athletes and the game to CBC Sports' broadcasts no matter which sport she is covering. Known for her work as part of the studio team for CBC's Hockey Night in Canada, she was the first full-time female Hockey Night in Canada in-studio personality. She has also hosted other major international events for CBC in the past, including daytime coverage of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, overnight coverage of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games, 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™, and Pan Am Afternoon on CBC-TV during the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games.
Petrillo got her start in the broadcast business volunteering with Rogers TV York Region, while earning degrees in English and Mass Communications from York University. She followed up her university experience with a diploma in Broadcast Journalism from Seneca College. After earning her diploma, Petrillo joined Rogers TV York Region full-time as a sports producer and host in 2004, covering local high school sports as well as golf and weekly Junior 'A' hockey games. In 2006, she joined Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment's Leafs TV where she hosted the pre- and post-game shows as well as Leafs Today and also served as a reporter at Maple Leafs and Marlies games, providing in-game reports and player interviews.
While with MLSE, Petrillo also served as the main host and sideline reporter on the organization's Raptors TV and GOL TV networks, covering the Toronto Raptors and Toronto FC, respectively. In 2008, Petrillo had the opportunity to report from the sidelines of the National Lacrosse League Championship for ESPN. She was recently named host of TSN Radio's daily noon-hour show in the Toronto market.
Petrillo was recognized with the 2016 Canadian Screen Award for Best Sports Host in a Sports Program or Series for her work on CBC's coverage of the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games. In 2012, Petrillo hosted All-Canadian Awards Banquet at the CIS Women's Basketball Final 8, where she was presented with a Woman of Influence Award in honour of her influence in both her profession and community.