Bruce Rainnie

Veteran CBC broadcaster Bruce Rainnie returns to CBC/Radio-Canada’s Olympic Games broadcast team for his ninth Games for Tokyo 2020. Known to Canadians for his work with CBC Sports across a variety of events, Rainnie will provide play-by-play commentary for the Olympic Games curling tournaments in February. 

Rainnie is the former host of CBC News: Compass, the evening news program for Prince Edward Island. In that role, he helped the show achieve the status as the top-rated CBC supper-hour news broadcast in the country. In addition to his News duties, Rainnie is nationally known for his work with CBC Sports, having covered sports ranging from hockey to equestrian. 

As part of the broadcast team for Sochi 2014, he called the gold medal wins of both the Jennifer Jones and Brad Jacobs curling teams. He provided play-by-play commentary for basketball during the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games in Toronto and handled those same duties during Rio 2016 as commentator for equestrian events and women’s basketball.

In March of 2004, Rainnie researched, co-produced and hosted "Great Expectations", a half-hour prime-time documentary that introduced the country to hockey sensation Sidney Crosby.

The award-winning broadcaster has expanded his professional duties to include hosting CBC News Morning, Spruce Meadows Show-jumping, Rogers Cup Tennis, Canadian Open Golf, and the Grand Slam of Curling.

Rainnie's first book, "Right Place, Right Time: Sidney, Heather, Boomer and Me" was released in May of 2012, with author proceeds going to the PEI Cancer Treatment Centre. It quickly became a national best-seller, reaching number six on the Globe and Mail non-fiction list.

Rainnie is currently the President and CEO of the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame, and lives in Halifax with his wife, Kendra, and their young sons, Mark and Alistair.

Bruce Rainnie

Role

Commentator | Equestrian Show Jumping & Tennis

Bruce Rainnie

Role

Commentator | Equestrian Show Jumping & Tennis