After dinner my favourite thing to do is turn on the CBC to see who George Stroumboulopoulos was interviewing.
Not only is he Canada’s boyfriend with his magnetic personality and refined rocker look, he is an incredibly talented interviewer.
His interviews are the perfect mix of thoughtful, interesting and funny. He’s never a fanboy and can ask tough questions in ways that allow the guest to answer without feeling attacked.
I was able to attend two ‘George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight ’ show tapings here in Toronto, each time briefly chatting with George, post-show. He graciously stays after the taping answering questions, making small talk and posing for pictures. A true professional.
And now, ten years after the Gemini Award-winning talk show first aired on CBC, taping will end this week. ‘Strombo’ as he’s affectionately known is moving on – new gig, new network.
He will be the new face of Canadian hockey telecasting – anchoring Hockey Night in Canada for Rogers. A big switch for us, his loyal viewers, but a chance to get reacquainted with his sports-reporting roots.
We will sure miss you in that red chair, George! Now…if I only liked hockey…
M Fab oulopoulos