Host | CBC News: Compass
Bruce Rainnie is the host of CBC News: Compass, the supper-hour news program for Prince Edward Island. In that role, he has helped "Compass" achieve the status of number one rated CBC supper-hour news broadcast in the country.
In addition, Bruce is nationally known for his work with CBC Sports, covering a variety of sports from hockey, wrestling, tennis, curling and equestrian. He has broadcast six Olympic Games (2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2014). Most recently in Sochi, Russia, he had the opportunity to call the gold medal wins of both the Jennifer Jones and Brad Jacobs curling teams. This year, Bruce will add basketball to the list when he covers this sport during the Pan Am Games in Toronto.
In March of 2004, he researched, co-produced and hosted "Great Expectations", a half-hour prime-time documentary that introduced the country to hockey sensation Sidney Crosby.
The award-winning broadcaster has expanded his professional duties to include hosting CBC News Morning, Spruce Meadows Show-jumping, Rogers Cup Tennis, Canadian Open Golf, and the Grand Slam of Curling.
Bruce's first book, "Right Place, Right Time: Sidney, Heather, Boomer and Me" was released in May of 2012, with author proceeds going to the PEI Cancer Treatment Centre. It quickly became a national best-seller, reaching number six on the Globe and Mail non-fiction list.
Bruce lives in Charlottetown with his wife, Kendra, and young sons Mark and Alistair.