Signa Butler is a host and play-by-play commentator with over 20 years of experience, having served as the morning sports host for CBC News Network and as a field reporter for Road to the Olympic Games as well as covering 12 Olympic Games with CBC.
Butler got her start with CBC Sports in 2000 following her graduation from Ryerson University’s graduate journalism program, getting her first big break as a Senior Writer for the Sydney Olympic Games. Butler joined the Road to the Olympic Games play-by-play team in 2015, becoming one of the first women to call nearly every sport for the network, including: freestyle skiing, snowboarding, alpine skiing, speed skating, diving, swimming and soccer. She has also co-hosted shows, Best of 10 and POV In Studio.
A native of Halifax, Butler excelled at just about every sport growing up, but settled on soccer in university. During her years with the Saint Mary’s University Huskies, she was an All-Canadian, AUS Conference Player of the Year and nominee for the Canadian Player of the Year. Butler also played on Nova Scotia’s provincial basketball and Canada Games field hockey teams and toured with several ultimate Frisbee teams in Toronto. She’s since hung up her cleats after three ACL reconstructions.
Butler is the proud (and busy) mom to twin boys and remains a committed sports fan, as she has been from an early age.