A member of the Sportsnet broadcast team since 2013, Donnovan Bennett has worked in a variety of roles with the national broadcaster, including feature host, producer, radio host and writer. Currently, Bennett creates multiplatform original content for Sportsnet, co-hosts This Week in 30, in writes for sportsnet.ca and hosts Free Association, Sportsnet’s NBA podcast. In addition to analyzing the daily headlines, Bennett’s work often dives deeper to touch on the intersections between sports, race, politics, gender and pop culture.
Prior to his work in sports journalism, Bennett attended The University of Western Ontario, where he played running back for the Western Mustangs and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology in 2007. Bennett worked for the Score to work as a CIS Football analyst and reporter, host and feature reporter and in June 2013, he signed on with Sportsnet.
Previously nominated for a Gemini Award, Bennett was the silver recipient of a Digital Publishing Award in the digital feature category. Donnovan was also the recipient of the Ontario University Athletics Media Award in 2014 for his major contributions to the development and growth of varsity athletics.