Brendan Parker is the Sports Anchor on Global News at 11. He’s been with Global Calgary for over six years.
Born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Brendan knew from an early age he wanted to pursue a career in sports broadcasting.
After graduating from Western Academy Broadcasting College, he began a working tour through Saskatchewan cities. Including stops in North Battleford, Yorkton, Regina, Prince Albert and Saskatoon, before making the jump to Alberta in 2008, and has called Calgary home ever since.
Brendan has been fortunate to cover some major sporting events like the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, Stanley Cup playoffs, and multiple Grey Cups. But his true passion is amateur sports. Meeting incredible local athletes and sharing their stories. Always active in the community, Brendan has also been involved with several charities including one of his favourites the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation.
When not watching or talking sports, you’ll find Brendan searching for his—currently misplaced—inner athlete, as well as spending time with his wife and two kids.
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Camron Maguire is making waves in the pool. Of 445 athletes competing at the 2018 Canadian Artistic Swimming Qualifiers, the 16-year-old from Whitehorse, Yukon is the only male. Continue reading →
Speedskater Ben Donnelly started pursuing his Olympic dream at the age of 10. He still has a signed photo and a pack of gum that features his biggest inspiration: Denny Morrison. The two are now teammates in Pyeongchang. Continue reading →
Global News sat down with several of Canada’s top athletes and medal contenders to discuss their goals, dreams and what fuels their quest for Olympic glory in PyeongChang. Continue reading →
“I just just fell in love with the sport once I started playing games, and I just had a huge passion for that sport cause I was really good at it.” Continue reading →
Canada’s top female curlers are focused on the Roar of the Rings Olympic trials this December in Ottawa, Ont. Continue reading →
The On the Bench boys have hit new found fame thanks to their video series of misleading hockey how-to’s. Continue reading →
The Calgary Stampeders have followed the NFL protests closely, but have not formally discussed if they will do something similar this Friday when they host Montreal. Continue reading →
Nicola Paviglianiti has excelled in the short time she’s been a powerlifter, earning two national championships and a world championship gold medal. She’s now sharing the gift of powerlifting in Zimbabwe. Continue reading →
The Calgary Bid Exploration Committee is set to present a report to city council on Monday, but a number of Olympic athletes who train in Calgary say they already know where they stand. Continue reading →
“Plan B” appears to be in full effect for Hockey Canada. Continue reading →
He started steer riding when he was 11 years old. Now, two years later, Tyler Bauer is competing at the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth. Continue reading →
Jaret Anderson-Dolan will realize a lifelong goal this weekend when he is drafted into the NHL. Brendan Parker explains why the Calgary native wants to be a voice for LGBTQ in hockey. Continue reading →
Gizmo, a six-year-old African grey parrot, was found high up in a tree by a mother and daughter who saw a post about the missing bird on Facebook. Continue reading →