Host of The Hour, The Strombo Show, Canada's Boyfriend
If there was ever a guy who was born to talk, it's George Stroumboulopoulos. With more than eighteen years in broadcasting, George is one of the most respected journalists in Canada. On television, he's spent the past six seasons hosting The Hour. On radio, he's spent four years hosting The Strombo Show.
Along the way, George and The Hour have won eight Gemini Awards, including four for best host in a talk program or series and three for best talk series in Canada, as well as a Gracie Award from the American Women of Radio and Television. Not bad for a kid from Malton, Ontario.
George got his start in radio, at station in Kelowna, British Columbia. Next, he was back in Toronto. First, at The Fan 590 - Toronto's all sports radio station. Then, The Edge 102.1 - a rock station, where he hosted Live In Toronto. And eventually MuchMusic - as producer and host of The NewMusic, The Punk Show, LOUD and MuchNews.
Now, fast forward to 2004. George took part in a special feature series on CBC - The Greatest Canadian in history. George was one of ten advocates who made a case for the Top 10 nominees. His personal and passionate argument for Tommy Douglas, Canada's 'father of Medicare,' struck a chord with Canadians. In the end, more than 1-point-2 million votes were cast from across the country and Douglas won.
From there, George joined the CBC as host of The Hour. Since then, he's gone on to interview a who's-who of politics, entertainment, sports, and more - and if you have any doubts, check out the Guests directory.
And if you're wondering: what happened to radio? Well, George does that too. He hosts The Strombo Show on CBC Radio 2. With all of that, George has still managed to travel to the Arctic for a special on literacy, youth culture and the loss of Inuit identity. He's been to Sudan with Raine Maida and Dr. Eric Hoskins, and Zambia for a World AIDS Day special documentary. In his free time, George can be found on the open road riding one of his motorcycles, on-ice playing hockey, or cheering for his beloved Montreal Canadiens.