Duthie has received 3 Gemini Awards and 1 Canadian Screen Award for Best Sportscaster in Canada for his role as host on the NHL on TSN. Before moving to TSN in 1998, he worked at VTV and covered sports for three years on CJOH, the CTV affiliate in Ottawa. At CTV Ottawa, he won an International Edward R. Murrow Award for news reporting.
James Duthie worked with CTV to produce the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver, and 2012 Games in London. He was one of the main hosts. He is also known for producing many humourous videos for TSN including The Panel Hangover, Puck over Glass, and a series of bits featuring Roberto Luongo.
Duthie has written two books: They Call Me Killer, an autobiography of legendary junior hockey coach Brian Kilrea, and "The Day I Almost Killed Two Gretzkys", a collection of columns about sports and life.