Scott Oake
Occupation CBC Sports broadcaster
Spouse(s) Anne
Children Darcy Bruce (1985–2011)

Scott Oake is a Gemini Award winning Canadian sportscaster for CBC Sports.

Biography[edit | edit source]

Early life[edit | edit source]

Oake was born in Sydney, Nova Scotia, and raised in Sydney's "shipyards" neighborhood until the age of 14, when his family relocated to Newfoundland. As a pre-med student at Memorial University of Newfoundland, Oake volunteered at the campus radio station, which was his introduction to broadcasting. This quickly became his passion, and he decided to pursue a career in the radio and television field.

Broadcasting career[edit | edit source]

After part-time work at CBC St. John's, he was hired full-time by the network in 1974, and has been employed by CBC to this day.

Oake relocated to Winnipeg, and became the sports anchor on CBWT's 24Hours from 1979-1989. From there, Oake was hired by Hockey Night in Canada, the CBC's flagship television program broadcasting NHL games to a national audience.

Oake is probably best known as a regular contributor to Hockey Night in Canada. Since the 2003–04 season, he has hosted the second game of HNIC's Saturday night double-headers, first alongside Kelly Hrudey, and starting in 2008, Marc Crawford.

Along with hockey, he has covered many important sporting events including the Olympics, Commonwealth Games, Canadian Football League, and many other sports. He won the 2003 "Best Host or Interviewer in a Sports Program or Sportscast" Gemini Award. In 2004, he hosted the hockey docudrama Making The Cut.

Olympic coverage[edit | edit source]

During his career, Oake has covered a total of 11 Olympic games for the CBC, including the 2008 Beijing Games where he did play-by-play for flatwater and rowing events.

Personal life[edit | edit source]

Oake currently lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He and his wife Anne have a son, Darcy, who is a popular illusionist with experience in multi-media performances. Darcy appeared in the 2014 edition of Britain's Got Talent, advancing to the semi-finals and final, but he lost the competition to the singing group Collabro. Their son Bruce died on March 29, 2011 at the age of 25 of a drug overdose. Scott has a twin brother, Stuart Oake, who is a Urologist in Ottawa, ON.

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