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Host. Compass, CBC News at Six
Bruce Rainnie is the host of CBC News: Compass at 5, CBC News Compass at 5:30, and CBC News: Compass at 6, CBC Prince Edward Island's three local evening news programs. In that role, he has helped "Compass" achieve the status of number-one rated CBC supperhour news broadcast in the country.
On January 30, 2008, Bruce hosted a special Compass broadcast from Fredericton, PEI. It focused on how Islanders were dealing with a severe ice storm and widespread power outages. This program received a Gemini Award in the "Best News Special Event Coverage" catergory.
In addition, Bruce is nationally known for his work with CBC Sports. Along with being a regular host on Hockey Night in Canada, he has broadcast 5 Olympic Games (2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008), and had the honour of calling the recent Gold Medal performance of Canadian Showjumper Eric Lamaze in Hong Kong. In March of 2004, he researched, co-produced, and hosted Great Expectations, a half-hour primetime documentary on hockey sensation Sidney Crosby.
In January of 2008, with the passing of the legendary Don Wittman, Bruce was named the voice of Curling on CBC.
The award-winning broadcaster has expanded his professional duties to include hosting CBC News Morning, the Celtic Colours Music Festival, Tall Ships 2000, Spruce Meadows Showjumping, Rogers Cup Tennis, and the CFL on CBC.
Bruce lives in Charlottetown with his wife, Kendra, and their young son, Mark.