CBC Offers Statement on Passing of Sports Broadcasting Exec Doug Sellars
January 1, 2012 Leave a comment
The world of sports broadcasting has lost one of its finest and most talented leaders. Doug Sellars passed on Friday and his extended CBC family is mourning the loss.
“While unfortunately I didn’t know Doug personally, I understand he had a wonderful disposition, and his calm and kind way made him a gifted leader, respected by everyone who had the pleasure of working for him. On behalf of Doug’s many friends at CBC, I extend our deepest sympathy and condolences to his family,” said Kirstine Stewart, Executive Vice-President, English Services, CBC.
Doug began his career at CBC in 1985 working on Hockey Night in Canada. Two years on, he produced the Grey Cup Game at just 27 years of age. In 1989, Doug was promoted to Head of Sports Production, where he oversaw all CBC Sports properties, including several Olympic Games and two Commonwealth Games. A multiple Gemini Award-winner, Doug went on from CBC to Fox Sports, where he worked his way up to Executive Vice-President, Fox Sports Media Group.