Mark Connolly is the host of Edmonton AM, CBC radio’s morning show. In 2014, Mark was a moderator for part of the Truth & Reconciliation Commission meeting held in Edmonton.
He spent 22-years as a sportscaster with CBC radio and television before taking the job as news anchor at CBC News Edmonton from 2010 to 2013. Mark grew up in Edmonton, and in his teens actually worked at CBC Edmonton as a janitor. Mark’s first full-time job was in radio in Fort McMurray Alberta, where he was the play-by-play voice of the Fort McMurray Oil Barons in the Alberta Junior Hockey League.
He then worked in radio in both Red Deer and Edmonton before starting a weekend job at CBC Edmonton in December 1988, which has evolved through the years to his position today as Host of Edmonton AM.
In his decades with CBC, Mark has covered nine Olympic Games including the recent PyeongChang Olympics, numerous world championships, and the 2002 Commonwealth Games.
Mark and his wife Alyson have two boys, Patrick and Jack. @MarkConnollyCBC View Mark's event