Veteran sports broadcaster David Amber will host Olympic Games Daytime alongside Andi Petrillo from 6 to 9 a.m. ET throughout CBC/Radio-Canada's coverage of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Amber's impressive resumé includes prior Olympic coverage in Sochi (2014), Sydney (2000) and Salt Lake City (2002). Amber has been a network reporter, anchor and host for the past 18 years.
Amber is also in his fifth season as a reporter with Hockey Night in Canada where he provides in-game updates and rinkside interviews, as well as in-depth feature reports from around the NHL.
Prior to joining Hockey Night in Canada, Amber was the host of NHL On The Fly on NHL Network from 2010-12. Amber also spent three seasons hosting the Toronto Raptors pre-game and post-game broadcasts on NBA TV Canada.
From 2002 to 2010, Amber worked at ESPN anchoring ESPNews, Sportscenter, NHL2Night, Outside the Lines and NCAA Basketball broadcasts. As a reporter for ESPN, Amber covered the NBA Finals and MLB playoffs and was a feature/investigative reporter for Outside The Lines.
From 1997 to 2002, Amber worked at TSN, anchoring Sportscentre and covering high profile events including the Stanley Cup, World Series, Grey Cup and two Olympic Games.
The Toronto native has a Bachelor of Arts degree in North American Studies from McGill University and a Master's degree in Broadcast Journalism from Syracuse University.