David Amber is a Canadian anchor for Sportsnet as a host and reporter. He is best known for his time doing NHL On the Fly on the NHL Network and as the anchor for Gate 5 Live, Raptors Pregame, and Raptors Post Up on NBA TV Canada. He has also been an anchor and reporter for ESPN and its family of networks.
Amber joined ESPN as an ESPNEWS anchor in 2002 and during his time anchored Outside the Lines, NHL2Night and NCAA basketball. At ESPN, he also contributed to SportsCenter, Baseball Tonight and College GameDay. A reporter since 2006, Brother Amber provided coverage from the NBA Finals, MLB postseason and other major events, as well as serving as a sideline reporter for NCAA football and the World Baseball Classic.
Prior to ESPN, Amber served as a reporter and anchor for TSN in Toronto (1997–2002). At TSN, Amber reported from two Olympic Games, and several World Series, Stanley Cup Finals, and NBA Finals. From 1999–2001 he was a court side reporter for TSN’s broadcasts of Toronto Raptors games.
Amber joined the NHL Network before the 2010-11 NHL season as host of NHL Tonight. He also serves as co-host for the Network’s coverage at the NHL’s signature events and exclusive programming. David joined the Hockey Night in Canada team at the start of the 2011-12 NHL season. After Rogers Media secured a deal for the exclusive national NHL rights at the start of the 2014-15 season, Amber joined Sportsnet to serve as a reporter for their coverage. In 2016, he became the studio host of the late game of Hockey Night in Canada.
Brother Amber received his Bachelor of Arts degree in North American Studies from McGill University in Montreal in 1993, and a Master of Arts degree in Broadcast Journalism from Syracuse University in 1995.