Signing on with Sportsnet in 2008, senior columnist Mark Spector is one of Canada’s leading sources for breaking NHL news. Regularly contributing to sportsnet.ca and Sportsnet magazine, Spector gives Canadian hockey fans exclusive insight to the goings-on in NHL franchises.
In addition to his work on sportsnet.ca and Sportsnet magazine, Spector acts as the sideline reporter for Sportsnet’s regional Edmonton Oilers broadcasts.
Growing up in Edmonton, Spector was a self-proclaimed “sports freak” and was an avid newspaper reader. As an English student at the University of Alberta, Spector got his first taste of sports media as he worked at CJSR-FM radio on campus and was the sports editor for the university newspaper, The Gateway. After graduation, Spector joined the Edmonton Journal as a writer and columnist in 1987, where he remained for fifteen years before assuming a columnist position for the National Post in 2002. In 2008, Spector became a crucial member of the Sportsnet editorial team and broadcast team, where he remains to be at the forefront of hockey and sports news.
To date, Spector’s career highlights include four Olympic Games, ten Stanley Cup Finals, a World Championship in Athletics, two Super Bowls and two World Series.
In addition to his work on Sportsnet, Spector is the Executive Vice President of the Professional Hockey Writers Association and currently resides in St. Albert, AB with his wife, two kids and his dog, Nike.