Brian Williams receives Order of Canada

Brian Williams first popped up in the living rooms of Canadians on their TV sets as the sportscaster on the Toronto CBC TV station CBLT. He soon was part of the national CBC TV Sports coverage crews, ultimately emerging as the prime time face of CBC’s highly-rated Olympic Coverage.

Brian Williams

When CTV / TSN took on a greater role in Olympic Coverage in recent years, Brian moved to the private network to become part of their TV Sports team, continuing his role as principal host of Olympic Coverage.

He became the first TV sports journalist to be awarded the Order of Canada as of the year-end honours list.

Awards are not something new for Brian who previously was twice honoured by Sports Media Canada during the annual Achievement Awards. Brian received his second award for Outstanding Canadian Sports Broadcasting during the 2011 Award Luncheon last October. He had previously received that award in 2001.