CBC Sports’ Andi Petrillo wins Canadian Screen Award for Best Sports Host

CBC Sports’ Andi Petrillo won the Canadian Screen Award for Best Sports Host on Tuesday for his coverage of the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics.

Petrillo hosted CBC’s Olympic Games Morning, providing audiences with nightly updates and interviews with athletes.

“What a year and what a team I have at CBC Sports. I pinch myself in disbelief knowing how lucky I am to work with so many amazing people. Thank you for working alongside me,” wrote Petrillo in an Instagram post.

The Toronto native also won the award in 2016 for her coverage of the 2015 Pan Am Games.

Petrillo returned for her fifth Olympics on CBC as the host of the Beijing Winter Games in February. She currently co-hosts CBC shows Road to the Olympics weekend sports show with Scott Russell. Russell was also nominated for the award.

Petrillo got his start in the broadcast business volunteering with Rogers TV York Region, while earning degrees in English and Mass Communications from York University. She continued her college experience with a degree in broadcast journalism from Seneca College.

After graduating, Petrillo joined Rogers TV York Region full-time as a sports producer and host in 2004, covering local high school sports as well as golf and weekly Junior “A” hockey games. .

In 2006, she joined Leafs TV from Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment where she hosted the pre- and post-game shows as well as Leafs Today, also serving as a reporter at the Maple Leafs and Marlies games, providing in-game reporting. and player interviews.

She was the first woman to host a daily sports talk show (TSN1050’s The Leafs Luncheon) and the first woman to be on the CBC show. Hockey Night in Canada workshop team.

CBC Sports also had nominees for Best Sports Analyst (Meghan McPeak, Michael Smith), Best Play-by-Play Sports Announcer (Mark Lee, Rob Snoek), Best Sports Show or Series, Best Sports Opener and Best live production, social media.

CBC won Best Sports Program or Series, a documentary presented by The passionate eye about former athletics coach and Nike spokesperson Alberto Salazar, titled Nike’s big bet – Alberto Salazar and the fine lineage of sport.