Ron MacLean returns to CBC/Radio-Canada's broadcast team as host of Olympic Games Morning throughout the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. He has been part of CBC's Olympic broadcasts since 1988, most recently during the network's coverage of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games.
MacLean is best known for his extensive experience, knowledge and passion for the game of hockey, which he's brought to Canadians for more than 25 years as a member of the Hockey Night in Canada broadcast team.
MacLean began his broadcasting career in 1978 at CKRD Radio in Red Deer, AB. In 1984, a producer saw MacLean doing an ad-lib weather forecast and hired him to host the Calgary Flames telecasts on CFAC-TV in Calgary. MacLean then became the sports anchor on the local evening news before joining CBC in 1986. MacLean hosted the Toronto Maple Leafs' telecasts on CBC'S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA, before becoming the full-time national host in 1987.
In addition to the Olympics and HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA, MacLean has hosted CBC's coverage of the Commonwealth Games, World Cup Hockey, the Calgary Stampede, Queen's Plate and the IAAF World Championships. He is currently the host of Coach's Corner and Rogers Hometown Hockey.
MacLean has received 10 Gemini Awards for his work with CBC, including Best Sports Broadcaster six times and Best Host or Interviewer in a Sports Program or Sportscast four times. He also received the 2015 Canadian Screen Award for Best Host in a Sports Program or Series.
In September 2011, he published his first book, the Canadian best-seller "Cornered", co-authored by Kirstie McLellan Day. The book chronicles his journey from childhood to host of one of Canada's most celebrated television programs.
MacLean is a former Level 5 referee for the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association.