Investigative Journalist Rick Westhead Joins TSN as the Network’s Senior Correspondent

— July 24, 2014

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TORONTO (July 24, 2014) – Canada’s Sports Leader today announced that award-winning journalist Rick Westhead (@rwesthead) will join TSN as the network’s Senior Correspondent. Known for his investigative reporting, Westhead will create original content that will be featured across TSN platforms: TSN, TSN Radio, TSN.ca, and TSN GO

“Rick is a distinguished journalist and bolsters our team of reporters and Insiders,” said Ken Volden, Vice President & Executive Producer, Studio Production and News and Information, TSN. “As our Senior Correspondent, we’ll continue to let him uncover compelling stories from the sports world. We’re very proud to showcase his respected work across all of our platforms.” 

"I've been watching TSN programming for nearly three decades. It's a privilege to join a broadcast team that is so clearly established as the industry leader,” said Westhead. “I plan to tackle issues nobody else wants to take on and offer up new perspectives on stories making headlines and the ones that are not on anyone’s radar.”  

Westhead joins TSN from the Toronto Star, where he served as one of the newspaper's foreign affairs writers in addition to covering sports business. 

Throughout his 20-year career, Westhead has reported on a variety of sports issues – including exposing the inner-workings of the KHL, and most recently, the renewed unionization attempts in the CHL – for a slate of leading publications, among them the Toronto Star, Bloomberg News, Canadian Press, Globe and Mail, New York Times, and Saturday Night Magazine

His extensive resume also includes contributing reports to Hockey Night in Canada, The Business of Sports TV, and sports radio, as well as covering major sporting events such as The Masters, the Olympic Games, the Stanley Cup, and the World Cup of Hockey. 

Westhead has earned accolades for his foreign affairs work. Earlier this year, Westhead was part of a team that won the prestigious Project of the Year at the National Newspaper Awards. He was also honoured with the Toronto Star’s Reporter of the Year Award in 2007.

Westhead has reported in countries from around the world – from Afghanistan and Australia to Jordan and Japan – and lived in India from 2008-2011 as the Toronto Star’s South Asia Bureau Chief. 

Throughout this career, he has interviewed key figures from the sports, entertainment, business, and political worlds, among them the Dalai Lama, Alicia Keys, and Malala Yousafzai. 

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