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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RT @Sportsnet: Flames' Sean Monahan flying under the radar as one of Canada’s elite players, writes @EricFrancis.…
"I don’t think I’m underrated on this team or this organization. I don’t really like being talked about anyway." Sean Monahan, who is on pace for 44 goals, yet continues to be one of the NHL's most underrated. https://t.co/ydki2PKruM
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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.