HNIC-turned-Sportsnet analyst, Calgary Sun/Herald & Sportsnet.ca columnist, author, KidSport Ambassador, Ticats kicker, Dad, rum/golf lover, Beltliner hostess.

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@EricFrancis — 37,243 followers, 11,368 tweets

Oct 16, 2017

My next Charity Hotstove: Brad Treliving, Al Coates & @CraigJButton Nov 8 @TheBeltliner. Tix on sale Thurs at 9 am -  http://Kidsport.ca/Calgary 

Oct 16, 2017

Just went to vote and the guy next to me is Bill Smith himself. Small city we live in. #voteyyc

Oct 15, 2017

The Travelling Jagrs are pumped for the Pizza Pigout Wed where we’ll help 2 charities & someone will win trip for 2 anywhere @WestJet flies https://t.co/z64mWeJvj7

Oct 15, 2017

@TammyTruman, Colin Patterson, Alex Singleton, Charlie Power & @68isgr8 will be at the Pizza Pigout Wed. Will u?  http://ericfrancispizzapigout.com 

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What was your first job as a journalist?

Freelance contributor to Spectrum, an alternative weekly in Little Rock, Ark. They later hired me as a reporter.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Hell, yes. Learned on an IBM Selectric in high school. I've got a nonfunctional Underwood manual sitting in my house.

How is social media changing news?

It's pulling people away from traditional outlets, but also vastly expanding the audiences available to journalists.