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!