Tom Harrington is the co-host of Marketplace, CBC Television's prime-time investigative consumer show.
A four-time Gemini nominee for best sports host, Tom Harrington was formerly the sports correspondent for CBC News, reporting for The National. He can also be heard as guest host on CBC Radio's The World at Six, The Current, As It Happens and Cross Country Checkup.
After earning his Masters in Journalism from the University of Western Ontario in 1981, Harrington began his CBC career in Calgary, working as both a news reporter and sports anchor. In 1983, he moved on to CBC Montreal where he worked for more than a decade in both radio and television. In 1995, he joined CBC Newsworld in Toronto as anchor of the Gemini-nominated National Sports.
In 1997, Harrington began a seven-year run as host of Sports Journal, the Gemini Award-winning and critically acclaimed current affairs program that aired on CBC Newsworld and CBC Television.
Harrington's been a member of the CBC Sports broadcast crew at the Olympic Games in Atlanta, Nagano and Sydney as well as the 1994 and 1998 Commonwealth Games. He covered the 1999 Pan American Games in Winnipeg for Newsworld and joined the CBC News team for the 2002 Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, the 2004 Games in Athens, the 2006 Games in Turin, the 2008 Games in Beijing and the 2010 Games in Vancouver and Whistler.