Sue Sgambati's media career spans more than 20 years and includes print, radio and television. She has built a reputation as a crime specialist and has covered that beat for CP24, Court TV Canada, and Global Television.
Over the years, Sgambati has covered many high profile crime and court cases, including the trial of child killer Michael Rafferty, serial killer Robert Pickton in British Columbia, and the historic review of Steven Truscott's wrongful murder conviction at the Ontario Court of Appeal.
In 2006, Sgambati helped identify a cold case murder victim, 17-year old Dickie Hovey, of New Brunswick, who had been missing since 1968 through a Court TV program. He was one of two young men whose remains were found in rural areas north of Toronto in the late sixties. Later, she profiled the Hovey case on special assignment for CTV’s W5 in a show titled HOT ON THE TRAIL. Incredibly, that program led to the identification of the second murdered teenager’s remains helping to give closure to the family of 18-year old Eric Jones of Sudbury who waited 42 years to find out his remains laid in a Toronto morgue. The RTDNA awarded the W5 program with the National Dave Rogers Award for Long Feature in 2009.
Before joining the CP24 team, Sgambati was the Crime Specialist at Court TV Canada for more than six years, during which time she developed, produced and hosted several programs. They included the channel's flagship program, ON TRIAL, a weekly wrap up of the nation's top crime and court stories. She also hosted and produced a series on unsolved cold cases, CRIME FILES: COLD CASE EDITION.While at Court TV, Sgambati was honoured by Child Find Ontario for her work in drawing attention to missing children.
During her 11-year stint as Crime Reporter for Global Television, Sgambati broke the story of the so-called "crime of the century"-- the 1993 arrest of serial killer Paul Bernardo and his ex-wife Karla Homolka. She was honoured with a Radio and Television News Director's Award for her wall-to-wall coverage of Bernardo's trial. She also received several awards for police reporting from various GTA police services. In 2008, listeners at radio station Mix 99.9 voted her “Toronto's Best Reporter”.
Sgambati is a graduate or Ryerson's Radio and Television Arts program.