Acclaimed Sports Journalist Gary Lawless Joins TSN on a Full-Time Basis

— September 23, 2015

– HUSTLER AND LAWLESS, the weekday drive show on TSN Radio 1290 in Winnipeg, also expands to three hours, airing from 3-6 p.m. CT –
– Longtime sports columnist for the Winnipeg Free Press now contributes exclusively to TSN platforms –

WINNIPEG (September 23, 2015) – TSN announced today that acclaimed sports journalist Gary Lawless has signed an agreement to work with the network on a full-time basis, appearing exclusively on TSN platforms – including writing exclusively for TSN Digital properties. Continuing to be based in Winnipeg, Lawless expands his weekday drive show on TSN Radio 1290 in Winnipeg, HUSTLER AND LAWLESS, to three hours. Beginning Monday, Oct. 5, the show airs from 3-6 p.m. CT.

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Gary Lawless expands HUSTLER AND LAWLESS, his weekday drive show on TSN Radio 1290 in Winnipeg, and contributes exclusively to TSN Digital platforms.


Lawless will also appear regularly as a senior correspondent for TSN’s exclusive live coverage of the CFL, as a Jets Insider for TSN’s live regional coverage of the Winnipeg Jets, and will expand his broadcast presence, making frequent appearances on TIM HORTONS THAT’S HOCKEY and THE REPORTERS. With the addition of Lawless, TSN expands its presence in the key Winnipeg market, which already includes TSN Radio 1290 in Winnipeg, comprehensive coverage of the Winnipeg Jets and Winnipeg Blue Bombers, and news coverage from Winnipeg Bureau Reporter Sara Orlesky. “TSN is the standard in sports media in Canada. Its roster of on- and off-air people is both all-star and Hall of Fame calibre,” said Gary Lawless. “The opportunity to join this team and take on new roles is invigorating. HUSTLER AND LAWLESS has taken a strong position in the Winnipeg sports scene and the chance to continue growing it while being a part of TSN’s TV and digital reach is a great next challenge. I have great affection for the Free Press and the people I’ve worked with there and am grateful for the opportunity to learn and grow while writing and reporting there for almost 20 years.” “Gary is the definitive voice of Winnipeg sports, and we are thrilled to have him with us on TSN 1290 and all TSN platforms full-time,” said Chris Brooke, Program Director, TSN Radio 1290 in Winnipeg. “The expansion of HUSTLER AND LAWLESS and his new contributions to TSN’s digital platforms are a huge win for Winnipeg sports fans.” Lawless joined the Winnipeg Free Press in 1999, covering pro hockey, baseball, and football before becoming the newspaper’s lead sports columnist.

TSN is Canada’s Sports Leader and #1 specialty network. With a broad portfolio of multimedia sports assets, TSN delivers world-class content across its industry-leading platforms including five national television feeds,, TSN GO, and TSN Radio stations across the country. With more championship events than any broadcaster in the country, TSN’s roster of live sports programming includes the Grey Cup, IIHF World Junior Championship, FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015, CFL, NFL, NBA, MLS, Toronto Maple Leafs, Ottawa Senators, Winnipeg Jets, Season of Champions Curling, UEFA Euro 2016, MLB, Barclays Premier League, Golf’s Majors, NASCAR, F1, Grand Slam Tennis, NCAA March Madness, and Skate Canada and Rugby Canada events. TSN is a division of Bell Media, which is part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company.


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