Thursday, February 17, 2022

A 2021 Recap (Six Weeks Late)

I recently realized that I have become lax with my monthly updates--evidenced by the fact that my last update was May of last year. And it's not that I had nothing to discuss, I suppose the lame, but real excuse is that life got in the way.

But it also made me realize that a yearly recap is probably the best form for this website to take from now on. So, that's what I'm going to do. I will collate my career highlights from each year and distill them in an end-of-the-year post format.

I am starting with this post, even thought it's almost two months late.

In my last update, I showcased the latest episodes of my Drive To 300 Yards golf series, which started as a New Year's Resolution and turned into my new obsession. Here's the final episode of the series.


To read and watch each monthly golf update, check out my Global News website page and scroll down to Author Archive.

Other highlights from me include creating, producing and hosting a Summer Olympics series called Training for Tokyo. And after the summer Games wrapped, I created, produced and hosted a Winter Olympics series called Building for Beijing.

In December, I also wrote and hosted a 30-minute Olympic preview special on Global TV and spent four days in Hamilton covering the Grey Cup for affiliates across the Global News Network.

And of course, my regular duties co-hosting and creating content for Global News Weekend, Globals' national weekend morning show. That continues for 2002 and hopefully beyond.

Hopefully more exciting things to come for the remaining 10 months of 2022.

Thanks for reading and watching!




Sunday, May 2, 2021

May Update: More Ontario restrictions

 Well, last month I talked about all of the outdoor shoots I wanted to do for Global News Weekend and I was excited for the outdoor golf season for my Drive to 300 Yards series.

The Ontario government has decided to make that very difficult with the outdoor activity restrictions that were enacted in the middle of April. So, my outdoor location shoots will basically be on hold until the middle of May.

It wasn't easy working on my golf swing this month with courses closed. Here's the May episode of my series.


And here's the link to the written portion of this episode. I didn't include the video for my April episode where I received a 3D analysis of my swing from Swing Lab Performance and Therapy.


In my monthly Training for Tokyo series, I spoke to mountain biker Haley Smith about her preparation for the Olympics which, as of now, are still scheduled to take place in July.


A reminder that you can watch Global News Weekend every Saturday and Sunday morning from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. ET on the Global TV app, on Amazon Prime Video, and at this link (make sure to click National News).

Thanks for reading and watching!

Thursday, April 1, 2021

April Update: Three Series for Global News Weekend

 It's finally spring! Which of course means warmer and, for me on Global News Weekend, the opportunity to do more on-location shoots. I've been doing 90 per cent of my interviews since the pandemic began over Zoom. 

In one respect, it's been beneficial as it's allowed me to interview people from around the world who I would not be able to speak to under a typical morning show format. But I have missed going on location and meeting people in different environments and talking to them in person. 

Nicer weather means outdoor shoots are a lot more palatable than a few months ago, so I am able to get out into the community once a week to shoot some feature stories.

One story took me to Oakville to interview the founder of Canada's first and only all-female auto body shop.



The April episode of my golf series, The Drive to 300 yards takes me to a swing performance centre to get a 3-D analysis of my swing. That will be posted online this weekend. Here's the episode from last month, which focuses on club fitting, and the corresponding article.



My Training for Tokyo series on Canadian Olympic athletes featured a sprint track cyclist from Quebec for March.


I have more on-location shoots planned throughout the month of April, but the Training for Tokyo series will most likely stay virtual as I want to feature athletes from across the country.

A reminder that you can watch Global News Weekend every Saturday and Sunday morning from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. ET on the Global TV app, on Amazon Prime Video, and at this link (make sure to click National News).

Thanks for reading and watching!