Born and raised in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Brendan realized early in life, playing professional sports wasn’t a realistic life choice. That’s when the new dream began, to work in sports broadcasting. He says “I’ve been living the dream ever since.”
After graduating from Western Academy Broadcasting College in Saskatoon, he began a working tour of SK cities. Including his first job in the industry at CJNB radio in North Battleford in 2005. Shortly after that he got his first job in TV, in Yorkton. After stops in Regina, Prince Albert and Saskatoon, he made the jump to Alberta.
Brendan is new to the Global Calgary team, but has been covering Calgary’s sports scene for 3 years with Shaw TV, where he was also Host of the WHL on Shaw.
He lists covering the Vancouver Winter Olympics, Grey Cup, Tim Horton’s Brier and Heritage Classic as some of his career highlights. But also takes great pride in meeting incredible local athletes and sharing their stories.
When not at work, you’ll find Brendan spending time with his wife Rachelle, or playing every sport possible, hockey, golf and snowboarding rank at the top of the list.
Global’s Brendan Parker caught up with one of two Calgarians playing goalball for Team Canada at the Parapan Am Games, and shares some fun facts about the sport. Continue reading →
It’s been an interesting week for 1995 U.S. Open Champion Corey Pavin at the Shaw Charity Classic in Calgary. Continue reading →
NHL draft pick Austin Carroll was wearing his hometown Calgary Flames sweater long before he even realized exactly what it was. Continue reading →
The Calgary Flames didn’t wait to walk up to the podium to make news on NHL draft day. Continue reading →
With the 2015 NHL Draft right around the corner, Global Calgary’s sports reporters have compiled a mock draft for the first round. Continue reading →
The greatest symbol of Sarah Reid’s athletic accomplishment was her Olympic ring, but after her house was broken into, that symbol is gone. Continue reading →
After years of dreaming and planning, Barry Elhert’s vision of a building one of the finest golf courses in Canada is finally taking shape. Continue reading →
Last year the curling champion completed her first marathon in support of World Vision, and this year, her biggest challenge yet: climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. Continue reading →
Stampeders’ head coach John Hufnagel talks expectations for 2015, training camp battles and the new CFL rules. Continue reading →
Before heading east, Nik Lewis returned to Calgary and spent some time with Global’s Brendan Parker…on a bike. Continue reading →
Canadian boxing great George Chuvalo was in Calgary this week, and shared his memories of fighting Muhammad Ali. Continue reading →
Tom Wright, director of Canadian Operations for UFC, weighs in on when the sporting event may return to Calgary. Continue reading →
Before committing to his cleats full time, Raymond was a star high school basketball player in St. Louis, Missouri. Continue reading →
At the start of the week Newfoundland and Labrador skip Brad Gushue said this is the best team he’s brought to a Brier. Which is why losing 8-6 to Team Canada in the semifinal Saturday was one of the toughest losses he’s ever faced in all 12 trips to the Brier. Continue reading →
It’s one of the prevailing themes of the 2015 Tim Horton’s Brier: A youth movement at curling’s highest level. Continue reading →