Born in Spiro, Oklahoma, Henry Burris is known for his amazing career in the CFL – a three time Grey Cup champion, two with the Calgary Stampeders in 1998 and 2008, and one with the Ottawa REDBLACKS in 2016. Twice he was named “Most Outstanding CFL Player” and is a two time Grey Cup MVP. On January 24, 2017, Henry officially announced his retirement from the CFL in a nationally broadcast press conference.
After an incredible 17 seasons in the CFL, Henry made the transition from the football field to pursue his passion for journalism and joined CTV Morning Live as a show host on February 21, 2017. His new career has brought many changes to his life – none of which are more important to Henry than the opportunity to spend more quality time with his wife and children.
Henry is married to Nicole Burris and they are the parents of two boys: Barron and Armand.
Both Henry and Nicole have dedicated their lives to giving back to others. They have worked with several charities with specific focus on children’s charities. That focus led to the creation of the Henry Burris All Star Weekend for Big Brothers and Big Sisters. The event is aimed at bringing athletes and children together, to positively impact kids through mentorship and sports. His All Star Weekend was launched during his time in Calgary and has now been implemented here in Ottawa to great success.
Henry and his wife, Nicole have made Ottawa their home and continue to dedicate their time and efforts to numerous community events and charitable initiatives across the city.