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.
Durant, NBA miss mark in aftermath of leaked Rapaport exchange
The response, or lack thereof, to the homophobic language used by Kevin Durant in a private exchange with actor Michael Rapaport is a missed opportunity on a matter that’s too important to just hope it goes away with a non-apologetic apology.
Toronto Raptors making fashion statement for Black lives
From the NBA bubble and beyond, the Raptors have chosen to make human rights statements while making fashion statements. With the team releasing a Black Lives Matter collection supporting Black charities and community efforts, Donnovan Bennett spoke to the Raptors' John Wiggins about how it came together, why it came together and what’s next.