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!

 


Monday, March 1, 2021

March Update: Training x 2 and golf

 Things are really clicking creatively on Global News Weekend. I currently have three different series I am producing on the go right now. The second episode of my golf resolution series is all about fixing my golf swing during the pandemic.


Here is a link to the written portion of the episode. This month's episode will be all about club fitting and finding the right clubs to maximize your ability.

The ninth episode of my monthly Training Ground series featured Canadian astronaut Jeremy Hansen. This was a fascinating interview and it was tough edit it down to less than five minutes.


A new series that I launched this month is called Training for Tokyo. Each month from now until the start of the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, I will feature a different Canadian athlete and their journey to the postponed Games. First up is BC swimmer Kierra Smith.


 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!


Monday, February 1, 2021

February Update: Getting better at golf

 A new series I am creating for Global News Weekend this year is a monthly New Year's Resolution video trying to achieve a goal of hitting a golf ball 300 yards. 

With each video, there will be a blog article as well, diving a little bit deeper into my aim of getting better at golf and taking a look at golf in Canada (once the weather warms up).

Here's the first episode.

And here's a link to my first article, which gives a little more context into why I'm doing this. Each new episode will premiere the first Saturday of the month for the rest of the year.

So, that's the new series I am working on, but I am still producing episodes of The Training Ground once a month. The first installment of 2021 was about a female chess champion from Quebec. Check it out.

The February episode of the Training Ground will feature a Canadian astronaut. Very excited about that one!

Pandemic-aside, things are at a really great point creatively with Global News Weekend and the original content I get to produce.

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!