Donnovan Bennett
@donnovanbennett
Donnovan (D.J.) Bennett’s many roles with Sportsnet include being a feature host, producer and radio host. A member of the Sportsnet team since 2013, Bennett’s work often touches on the intersections between sports and race, politics, gender and pop culture. Previously nominated for both a Gemini and Digital Publishing Award, Bennett has made a name for himself by telling stories on multiple platforms. In addition to his role as a writer, Bennett hosts videos for Sportsnet’s social media platforms and on radio as a co-host of Free Association, Sportsnet’s NBA podcast.
Sports leagues are trying to balance bottom lines and safety. Can it work?
Donnovan Bennett
Sports being back in the way we remembered them had us in a state of denial that Covid was over. Now, these leagues — and their choices — are a microcosm for society's handling of the pandemic.
Q&A: Blue Bombers QB Zach Collaros on a year to remember, returning to Grey Cup
Donnovan Bennett
Q&A: Tiger-Cats QB Dane Evans on what Grey Cup means to Hamilton
Donnovan Bennett
A wild season comes to a close for Dane Evans and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on Sunday. After rotating through three quarterbacks this season, the Ticats turn to Evans for a Grey Cup rematch against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
Panel Q&A: Why there's an 'ethical imperative' to stop the Atlanta chop
Donnovan Bennett
This weekend, the World Series moves to Atlanta, where the tomahawk chop continues despite calls for change. So why is the chop problematic? And what would positive change look like? A panel of Indigenous leaders weighs in.
The NBPA needs to step in and save NBA anti-vaxxers from themselves
Donnovan Bennett
Q&A: How Canada's Aurelie Rivard used pandemic lessons to fuel drive to podium
Donnovan Bennett
Canadian Paralympic swimmer spoke with Donnovan Bennett about what support from someone like Wayne Gretzky means to her and what success looks like during an unusual training cycle in 2021.
Q&A: Tara Llanes on importance of visibility for Paralympic athletes
Donnovan Bennett
Canadian wheelchair basketball player Tara Llanes hopes to win Paralympics gold this summer. And that’s just one item on her to-do list.
Q&A: Canadian race walker Evan Dunfee on the long road to Tokyo 2020
Donnovan Bennett
Q&A: Canadian diver Meaghan Benfeito on path to her final Olympics
Donnovan Bennett
The journey to Tokyo was far from linear for Canadian diver Meaghan Benfeito. We talked to her ahead of the Games about getting to this point.