Joe Recupero

Joe graduated from Ryerson's RTA program in 1986 and then returned to attain his Master of Arts degree in Media Production in 2010. Joe worked for more than twenty years at CBC Television, first in the TV News and Current Affairs department and then at TV Network Sports. He worked on numerous Olympic, Paralympic, Commonwealth and Pan American Games as well as World Championships and World Cups in almost every sport across Canada and around the world. In addition to producing live Sporting events , Joe also produced, directed and wrote a number of long-form Sports documentaries including "The Circus is in Town: 50 Years of Hockey Night in Canada" ,which was nominated for a Banff Rockie Award. In 2009 he produced an independent documentary on Canada's Wheelchair Rugby team and their selection process for the 2008 Beijing Paralympics. In 2010 Joe was hired by the Aboriginal People's Television Network to produce their first ever Olympic broadcasts for the Vancouver Games. During the last five years Joe has combined freelance work in the media industry with teaching Sports Journalism and Broadcasting as well as TV Studio Production and Current Affairs Documentary Production courses. At Ryerson he has taught Media Writing and TV Studio Production. Joe is currently enrolled in a PhD program at the University of Toronto in OISE's Adult Education and Community Development department. His area of research interest is technological developments in the Sport Media Industry with an emphasis on Workplace Learning and Social Change.