Through A Pop Culture Lens
A Canadian Success
The World According to George
A broadcast veteran in television and radio, George Stroumboulopoulos has earned a reputation for being authentic and relatable and is one of the most trusted and respected broadcasters in Canada. A multiple award-winner, he has won the Gemini Award for best host or interviewer in a talk series for six consecutive years, and four for best talk series in Canada. Additionally, George has been honoured as the recipient of a Gracie Award from the American Women of Radio and Television.
George is a passionate advocate of many social and environmental issues and has been an active supporter of numerous causes throughout his career. In March 2011, George was named the first Canadian National Ambassador Against Hunger for the world‘s biggest humanitarian agency, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). In 2008, George was the driving force behind OneMillion Acts of Green, which resulted in the registration of over 1.6 million acts of green on the official website. In January 2010, George helped rally together actors, artists and athletes for Haiti relief efforts as the executive producer and co-host of Canada for Haiti, a live benefit that raised over 27 million dollars for Haitian earthquake victims. On March 6, 2012, the World Economic Forum announced that George had been selected as a Young Global Leader (YGL) for 2012 – George was one of three Canadians to receive the global honour.
George has also been involved with numerous charitable initiatives including Nelson Mandela's Children's Fund (Canada), the Canada Africa Partnership on AIDS (CAP AIDS), War Child Canada, and Make Poverty History. George currently sits on the Board of Directors for The David Suzuki Foundation, as well as Artists for Peace and Justice Canada (APJ). In September 2011, George received the inaugural ‘Swarovski Humanitarian Award' at the 5th annual Playback Canadian Film and Television Hall of Fame Gala in Toronto.
George continues the evolution of talk television with his latest CNN show "Stroumboulopoulos" which will bring viewers compelling interviews with Keanu Reeves, Martin Short, Betty White, Bill Maher, Sharon Stone, as well as author Eckhardt Tolle, and filmmaker Werner Herzog among others. "Stroumboulopoulos" is set to air on CNN Television Fridays at 11 p.m. EST.
His current CBC show George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight goes into it's 10th season in fall 2013, providing viewers with direct access to the world's newsmakers, entertainers, and artists through his signature personal and intimate interviewing style. Notable and varied guests included: Hillary Clinton, Jean Chrétien, Sarah Palin, Al Gore, Brian Mulroney, Christopher Hitchens, music-industry icons Coldplay, Tony Bennett and Shania Twain, and A-list actors Tom Cruise, Jodie Foster Javier Bardem and Clint Eastwood, renowned director James Cameron and Hollywood breakout stars Ewan McGregor, Olivia Wilde, Bradley Cooper, Ryan Reynolds and Robert Pattinson. Whether it‘s a discussion about local and international issues or an interview with a global icon, George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight offers a thought-provoking and unique take on the most buzzed-about news and culture through George‘s inimitable lens.
George began his broadcast career in 1993 at a radio station in Kelowna, British Columbia. He then moved to Toronto, Ontario, where he worked in radio for four years, at The Fan 590 and 102.1 The Edge. In 2000, George began his television career as the producer and host of NewMusic and MuchNews on the popular specialty television channel, MuchMusic. He remained at MuchMusic until 2005 when he joined the CBC as host and co-executive producer of The Hour after taking part in CBC's The Greatest Canadian television series in 2004 where he was an advocate for Tommy Douglas – who won the nationwide vote and title of “Greatest Canadian”. Starting out on what was then CBC Newsworld, he quickly grew The Hour to a critical and popular success on the main CBC Network. In 2007, George returned to radio to host a syndicated music and talk show, The Strombo Show. Audiences can enjoy The Strombo Show Sunday nights on CBC Radio Two and George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight weeknights at 7 p.m. (7:30 NT) on CBC Television.
"Thank you so much for suggesting George for our campus - he absolutely rocked!! He was so calm and cool, his talk was incredible. We had quite possibly the largest student turn-out ever to see him. George is one of the most intelligent, educated speakers I have ever seen. He knows his music and he knows the world around him."
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