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 @NHLVanProspects: Looking back at some predictions from @Sportsnet for the season. Need to give some love to @EricFrancis. Guy was th… https://t.co/f2p3sI7Ot0
Nice to see Calgary kid Morgan Klimchuk called up this morning for Marek Hrivik. His transition to pro wasn’t smooth initially but by all accounts he’s earned this look.
My column from three weeks ago on the frustrating negotiation process and contract comparables that helped land @mbacklund11 today’s 6 year extension at $5.35 million AAV. Good contract for both sides.  http://calgarysun.com/sports/hockey/nhl/calgary-flames/francis-contract-distraction-drags-on-too-long-for-backlunds-liking 
Huge news for Flames fans - Backlund signs 6 yr extension at $5.35 annually. Great price and term for both sides, giving team solid depth up middle for years.
Congrats to my good pal Gerry Forbes for making a huge difference in our community over 63 yrs of morning radio.😉 Your impact & generosity as a Calgary leader was immense, teaching others how to properly use such platforms. Enjoy retirement & pls don’t take up golf. @Flapjack92
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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.