This week I got to chat with Canada’s only female national sports reporter and City News Toronto’s music and sport reporter, the hilarious and impressive, Lindsay Dunn! Lindsay is full of fun banter and poignant thoughts on everything from pop culture to the NHL’s recent controversies and the upward trend of athletes prioritizing their mental health above the game.
Lindsay also makes some great points about how the journalism industry still has some strides to make with inclusion and diversity and how the ‘art of the interview’ has become a bit more about click bait, rather than recognizing the human that's being interviewed. And of course, Lindsay’s motto is to just be kind, which we at YYC Popcast, wholeheartedly agree with and love.
Lindsay Dunn joined CityNews Toronto in 2017 as a Music and Sports Reporter and Producer. Prior to joining CityNews Dunn was an anchor and video journalist with Global News. Dunn has reported on the Canadian music scene for over a decade and has interviewed some of the top musicians in the world including The Rolling Stones and Drake. Lindsay began her journalism career working at CTV Regina in 2010 as a general news reporter and evening anchor before helping launch the stations morning show as their sports and music reporter in 2011. She then moved to Toronto and worked at CTV News Channel and TSN Radio. In her career she also worked as an NBA reporter covering the Raptors playoff run that took them to the Eastern Conference Finals and Kobe Bryant’s final game in Los Angeles. Dunn went to the University of Regina for History and Journalism as well as SAIT for Radio and Broadcast Journalism. Dunn was born and raised in Regina. Lindsay is a die-hard Dean Martin fan and can recite every word from the Space Jam soundtrack.