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Scott Oake
Born Sydney, Nova Scotia
Occupation CBC Sports broadcaster

Scott Oake is a Canadian sportscaster for CBC Sports.

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Biography

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Early life

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[1]. 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

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 till about 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, CFL football, and many other sports.

Personal life

Oake currently lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He and his wife Anne have two sons, Bruce and Darcy.

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