Tuesday Update

Almost wrote that it was Monday Update, but it 1:30am.

Some things to start working on over the next day or two.  Uploading the Thanksgiving episode with the Robin Meade interview.  And start putting some more work into the NTV/Rogers Facebook group.  Keep seeing hits coming in to this blog about it so we’ll see where to go from here.

Congrats to Tyler King on getting a bursary award from Sports Media Canada. Worked with Tyler on CFRC Sports broadcast and Offsides until this past June when he left for Syracuse.  Here’s the link.

One funny thing in the article about the other winner.  Mentions how her name is different than most, but then the same article has THREE different spellings of what it is.  Oops.


2009 Student Award

Tyler King & Jessilou Tongio

In 2009 two students receive a Bursary Award. Tyler King of Bath, Ontario, just graduated from Queen’s University will work on a Masters Degree at Syracuse U and Jesilour Tongio continues her Journalism studies at Ryerson.

After graduating from Queen’s University, King already had a well-rounded resume. He hosted his own weekly sports talk show for the campus radio station, earned a multi-year gig as the school’s hockey and basketball play-by-play commentator and covered the Kingston Frontenacs as a TV feature reporter and backup host of The OHL Tonight.

Hoping to gain an edge in the job market, the Toronto native is now completing a Master’s degree in broadcast journalism at Syracuse University. “The guy is very good,” notes Toronto Sun TV critic and former NBA reporter Bill Harris after reviewing King’s demos. “He’s calm … better than a lot of guys working professionally today that I’ve seen … I say show him the money!”

For years, Jesilou Tongio worried that her given name wasn’t suited to a byline. “I hated that Microsoft Word always underlined it with a red squiggle as if it was a typo. And it got to me that female sportscasters all had names like Jennifer, Sara and Holly,” she says.

But Tongio, 20, learned to care less about those things and more about what feels right. Basketball and hockey features – on camera and in print – ensued. “It’s all prep work,” she says, for a seminal moment in her dream career – a double-digit drama for which Toronto hockey fans have waited decades.

A life-long NHL enthusiast, Tongio, 20, plans to be on the sidelines, as a reporter, when the Stanley-Cup starved Maple Leafs finally turn 13 into 14.

I would have corrected her name but I don’t know which one is right.  🙂

Queen’s Hockey on CFRC is starting up again.  So the show will have a few times where it’s cut down to an hour or so.  I’ll pass along details closer to those dates.

One comment

  1. Jesilou

    Hi Mr. Carnell,

    I found your blog through following the links from your Twitter page. Thanks for blogging about Tyler and me. It was a pleasure to meet him yesterday and he’s clearly very talented.

    Also, thanks for pointing out the multiple misspellings of my name on the article. Just when I thought my name couldn’t be more of a typo!

    Have a good week and keep up your great work.

    – Jesilou

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