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David Amber

The Sportscaster


David Amber

Canada’s Newest Broadcast Star

Host, CBC's Hockey Night in Canada

Veteran sports broadcaster David Amber is the new host of Hockey Night in Canada, alongside Ron MacLean. “My job is not to be Ron Jr.,” says David. “I got this opportunity based on what I bring to the table.” A charming host and presenter, David's keynotes take you behind the scenes of Canada’s favourite pastime—and touch on important topics including leadership, diversity, and collaboration. 

David Amber has been a network reporter, anchor, and host for the past 18 years. His impressive resumé includes Olympic coverage in Rio (2016), Sochi (2014), Sydney (2000), and Salt Lake City (2002). For five seasons, David provided in-game updates and rinkside interviews—as well as in-depth feature reports from around the NHL—on Hockey Night in Canada. He is now the host of the show, alongside Ron MacLean.

Prior to joining Hockey Night in Canada, David was the host of NHL On The Fly. He also spent three seasons hosting the Toronto Raptors pre-game and post-game broadcasts on NBA TV Canada. David previously worked at ESPN anchoring ESPNews, Sportscenter, NHL2Night, Outside the Lines, and NCAA basketball broadcasts, and covering the NBA finals and MLB playoffs. Prior to ESPN David worked at TSN, anchoring Sportscentre and covering high-profile events including the Stanley Cup, World Series, and the Grey Cup.


An Evening with David Amber

The new host of Hockey Night in Canada, David Amber shares the goods that go on behind the scenes of Canada’s favourite program. With humour and insight, he also touches on topics that are important to him: leadership, diversity, inclusion, collaboration, and individual performance. A magnetic presence on stage, David offers a welcome new perspective to corporate and association audiences across Canada and the US.

You want to [be] someone with a well-rounded perspective. You don’t want to be so insular, you maybe can’t see outside of it. I think to come from a diverse background is a good thing.
— David Amber