career is unmatched in Canada for its diversity and breadth of experience.
career has included successful stints in television, radio and print.
A two-time winner of the Gemini Award as Canada's top television sports broadcaster for his work with CBC-TV, Mr.Dowbiggin is also the best-selling author of "Money Players" (finalist for the 2004 National Business Book Award), "The Meaning Of Puck: How Hockey Explains Modern Canada" and his new book "Best Practices: The Vancouver Canucks & The Pursuit of Excellence" due out in the fall of 2013.
After starting in journalism as the Sports Editor of TV Guide magazine, Mr.Dowbiggin began his broadcasting career with CBC Radio in 1984 as the sports anchor for "Metro Morning" and "Ontario Morning".
In 1985, he moved on to CBC-TV as the sports anchor for "The Six O'clock News" and "CBC At Eleven"on CBC Toronto.
In 1990, he
moved to CBC Newsworld where he
created and hosted a series of popular programs including "The National Sports", "Game Night" and "SportsConnection".
anchored CBC Newsworld's coverage of the 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympics and the 1994 Commonwealth Games in Victoria.
In 1998, he
was the anchor for CBC Radio
coverage of the winter Olympics in Nagano.
In addition to his
duties as a sports journalist and anchor, he
has also contributed to "The National" and "The National Magazine
" on CBC
, 'The Journal", "CBC Midday", TVO's "Studio Two", CTV's "Canada A.M
.", "Flames TV" and numerous other programs in Canada and the United States.
In 1996-97, Mr. Dowbiggin
co-hosted "Double Play
", a daily two-hour radio journal on The Fan 590 radio in Toronto.
In 2006- 2007, he
hosted the afternoon show on the Fan 960 in Calgary.
continues as a guest host on the Fan 960 Calgary.
As well, he
has hosted or contributed to a wide range of radio programs including "As it Happens", "Sunday Morning" on CBC Radio
and Calgary Flames broadcasts in Calgary.
Mr. Dowbiggin joined the Calgary Herald in November 1998 as the Featured Sports Columnist.
From 2009- 2013, he was an influential and best read columnist for the Globe & Mail.
was also the co-host of "TheThings We Do For Love", a lifestyles documentary program on the Life Channel.
documentary film version of his
book "The Stick" was produced in 2004.
writing career is varied and eclectic.
is the author of the book "The Defense Never Rests" for Harper Collins
, an investigation of the NHL Pension Fund Scandal (1993).
next books were the bestsellers "Of Ice and Men" (1998) and "The Stick" (2001), both published by MacFarlane,Walter and Ross.
"Money Players" (2003) and "The Meaning of Puck (2008) were both published by Key Porter books.
"Best Practices" will be published by McLelland & Stewart
has also been published in newspapers, and magazines ranging from Macleans to Toronto Life to Elm Street.
writing also extended to the theatre.
play "Exact Change" was produced by the Tarragon Theatre (1977) and another work "Cheating" was produced by The Buddies in Bad Times Theatre Group
Mr. Dowbiggin attended the National Theatre School of Canada and worked with the Canadian Opera Company, the National Arts Centre, the Tarragon Theatre and the St. Lawrence Centre.
poetry and prose have also been included in several literary collections in Canada.
An avid gardener, golfer and wine collector, Mr. Dowbiggin often writes and broadcasts about his pastimes.
Born and raised in Montreal, he
now lives in Calgary with his
wife and three children.