Mark Connolly is CBC News Edmonton’s host. Mark grew up in Edmonton, and in his teens actually worked at CBC as a janitor. Through this exposure to the sports department, he discovered a job that appeared to involve no work and plenty of time to attend sports events. A perfect career plan!
Mark attended the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology’s Radio and Television Arts program. His first full time job was in radio in Fort McMurray Alberta, where he was the play-by-play voice of the Fort McMurray Oil Barons of the Alberta Junior Hockey League. He then worked in radio in both Red Deer and Edmonton before starting a weekend job at CBC Edmonton in December 1988, which has evolved through the years to his position today.
In his decades with CBC, Mark has covered seven Olympic games including the Beijing Olympics, numerous world championships, and the 2002 Commonwealth Games.
Mark and his wife Alyson have two boys, Patrick and Jack.
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