Hi. Ahem. Yes. Hello there. Who, me? Oh, I’m fine. Really. Everything’s fine. I just need a moment to collect myself. Why? Oh, no reason, only because today I’m going to be talking about one of my favourite (funny-named) forces in entertainment EVER IN THE HISTORY OF THE WHOLE ENTIRE WORLD.
I’m such a professional.
Ok. Here we go: today, my friends, it is my pleasure to introduce you to one of the great loves of my life: Mr. George Mark Paul Stroumboulopoulos . Who I will henceforth refer to, most affectionately, (as do his many fans) as Strombo. I mean, I love the guy, but let’s face it; “Stroumboulopoulos” doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue, and I’m trying to conduct some serious journalism, here.
Strombo was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, in 1972 (which means he’s only eleven years older than me! Which I can totally work with!!). After graduating from Humber College, Strombo began his journalism career in 1993 at a radio station in the funny-named Kelowna, British Columbia. But the separation proved to be too much, so he moved back home to me – I mean, back to his hometown of Toronto – where he worked at two of the city’s largest and most popular radio stations, covering both sports and music.
In 2000, Strombo began sharing his delicious face with Canada – I mean, began his television career – as the producer and host of NewMusic and MuchNews on the popular specialty television channel, MuchMusic. He stayed at MuchMusic until 2005, when he joined the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) as host and co-executive producer of “The Hour”. In 2007, Strombo also began sharing his delicious voice with Canada – I mean, returned to radio – to host a syndicated music and talk show, the awesomely named The Strombo Show.
Today, “The Hour” has been revamped into “George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight”, a primetime talk show where actors, musicians,
and newsmakers get to
swoon over Strombo, appreciate Strombo’s signature interview style. Lest you think I’m being totally superficial (and I can’t imagine where you could have possibly gotten that impression) I would just like to point out that Strombo is just as beautiful on the inside as he is on the outside. In 2011, he was named the first Canadian National Ambassador Against Hunger for the world’s biggest humanitarian agency, the United Nations World Food Programme. In 2012, the World Economic Forum announced that Strombo had been selected as a Young Global Leader (YGL) for 2012 – he was one of three Canadians to receive the global honour.
One more thing. If you visit my home blog, Words Become Superfluous, you know that I have a tendency to swoon over my Imaginary Boyfriends (Ryan Gosling, Nathan Fillion, and Dave currently hold three of the coveted top slots) without actually having met them in person. I would like to reassure you that I have a clear-eyed, totally grown-up and mature understanding of my “relationship” with Strombo …
HE IS JUST AS SWOON-WORTHY IN PERSON. TRUST ME, I’M A PROFESSIONAL.