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 — 32,184 followers, 10,834 tweets

May 22, 2017

The most hated team in hockey finally runs out of miracles, opening the door for the best story of the spring to make the final. Awesome.

May 22, 2017

I'm not suggesting arena should be propped up by tax dollars at any price. Right deal must be struck. Leadership has been abrasive at best

May 21, 2017

@macbee77 As my article shows, the arena MADE the area around it an established, thriving area. It was a war zone before that

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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.