Commentator | Various Sports
Signa Butler brings more than a decade of experience as a sports journalist to CBC/Radio-Canada's coverage of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games as a commentator.
Butler joined CBC Sports in 2000 following her graduation from Ryerson University's graduate journalism program. She worked with cbcsports.ca
for the Sydney 2000 and remained with the website over the next 10 years. She then moved in front of the cameras as sports reporter for CBC News Network
, CBC Toronto and local newscasts across the country.
Butler has worked as a field reporter for World Cup snowboarding, World Cup freestyle skiing, Grand Prix figure skating, and Championship Show Jumping at Spruce Meadows. She also covered the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games for CBC/Radio-Canada.
A proud native of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Butler excelled at just about every sport growing up, but she settled on soccer in University. During her years with the Saint Mary's University Huskies, she was an All-Canadian, AUS Conference Player of the Year in 1997 and nominated for the CIS Player of the Year. Butler also played on Nova Scotia's provincial basketball and Canada Games field hockey teams. In recent years, ultimate frisbee took centre stage with Butler attending Canadian nationals three times. She's since hung up her cleats after three ACL reconstructions.
Butler is the proud (and busy) new mom to twin boys and remains a committed sports fan, as she has been from an early age. She admits that her childhood dream was to one day wear the old orange and powder blue sports coats at CBC.