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George Stroumboulopoulos

George Stroumboulopoulos went to Pakistan to learn about WFP's work there after the catastrophic flooding of 2010.

(Photo courtesy of CBC)

March 2011

A native of Canada, Mr. Stroumboulopoulos is one of the country’s youngest, most popular and respected television personalities and radio broadcasters. The six-time Gemini Award winner and Canadian Screen Award winner is well known for his time at MuchMusic, where he reported on alternative and rock music. For 10 years, Mr. Stroumboulopoulos hosted his interview show George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight on the Canadian Broadcast Channel and also worked for CNN on the series Stroumboulopoulos. In the fall of 2014, he debuted as the host of Hockey Night in Canada. As an Ambassador, Mr. Stroumboulopoulos often promotes WFP’s operations through his social and digital media channels, including his blog. He has participated in the Organization for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs’ 2014 World Humanitarian Day campaign as well as WFP social media campaigns, e.g. Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, C.A.R. (Central African Republic) Can’t Wait and the #ADollarALifeline campaign for Syria refugees. In 2011, Mr. Stroumboulopoulos visited emergency operations in Pakistan after the nation’s catastrophic floods and later visited Haiti recovery operation and WFP school meal programmes. Mr. Stroumboulopoulos recently attended the United Nations General Assembly Rome Based Agency High-Level Side Event, which he promoted Goal 2, #ZeroHunger.

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Inside the United Nations for the #zerohunger campaign with the World Food Programme, @thisiskcconcepcion and @kaka #GlobalGoals

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