Gemini Award-winner Mark Lee is a play-by-play announcer for CBC'S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA.
Known for his work as athletics commentator for BEIJING 2008: THE OLYMPIC GAMES ON CBC - which marked the eleventh Olympic Games Lee has covered for CBC - many fans also affectionately remember Lee as the voice of the CFL ON CBC.
Lee has reported on a variety of sports in his career, including women's hockey, figure skating, beach and indoor volleyball and cycling. In 2001, he reported on the International Olympic Committee bribery scandal in a documentary on The National Magazine and in 2008 he interviewed Victor Conte regarding the doping scandal plaguing sports, particularly track and field. Lee also called 3 Grey Cup Championships in 2005, 2006 and 2007 - the highlight being the memorable 2005 overtime championship between Montreal and Edmonton.
Born in Calgary, the Carleton University graduate got his start in radio at CKOY-CKBY FM while attaining his degree in journalism. He then headed to Montreal as a news anchor at CFCF radio in Montreal. Lee moved on to become a national sports reporter at CBC Radio in Toronto, where he hosted the acclaimed sports magazine series The Inside Track. Lee's documentary reporting earned him two Actra Awards as Best Sportscaster.
Lee's television breakthrough came in 1991, when he was assigned to follow Michael Smith, the defending Commonwealth Games decathlon champion. In 1994, he won a Gemini Award for The Spirit of the Game, a three-part documentary on hockey.
Lee lives in Cambridge, Ont., with his wife and three children.
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