Trevor Pilling has been appointed executive producer of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's "Hockey Night in Canada." He succeeds Sherali Najak, who has chosen to return as senior producer responsible for hands-on, live production in the HNIC mobile broadcast truck.
"This transition will be terrific for Hockey Night in Canada and its fans," says Scott Moore, executive director of CBC Sports and general manager of media sales and marketing. "Trevor is one of the most gifted sports producers in the business, with many best-in-class productions under his belt, including most recently the 2010 FIFA World Cup and the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. He'll bring his considerable skill set to the world's oldest and most iconic sports property. We know he'll be a great fit with the HNIC team."
"It's hard to top an experience like the World Cup, but Hockey Night in Canada is far and away the most exciting sports program on Canadian television," Pilling says. "It's also an incredible ride from the beginning of the season right through the playoffs. I can't wait to be part of it."
With CBC since 1994, Pilling joined CBC Sports in 1997 as an associate director for CFL on CBC, graduating through increasingly senior roles to executive producer over the course of five Grey Cup championships and six consecutive Olympics. He has seven Gemini Award nominations and a win for best live sporting event for the Beijing Games.