Gary Lawless is the Free Press sports columnist.
He started covering sports as a rookie reporter at the Chronicle-Journal in Thunder Bay after graduating from journalism school at Durham College in Ontario.
Gary dabbled in communications work for sports teams -- sort of seeing life from the other side. He was with the Toronto Argonauts when they won the Grey Cup in 1996 -- and has the ring to prove it! But the lure of the notepad was too great, and Gary returned to Thunder Bay as sports editor.
In 1999, he joined the Winnipeg Free Press, first working on the night sports desk then back in the field where he covered pro hockey, baseball and football before being named columnist.
Winnipeg has become home for Gary. He loves the people, fantastic restaurants and culture our city provides.
"I love being part of this community. Opening up the paper to see my column is still a thrill to me, each and every day. The Free Press tells the story of Winnipeg like no other outlet. I'm very proud to be part of our team."
When he's not following a team, bashing out a column or co-hosting Hustler and Lawless radio talk show on TSN 1290 Winnipeg, Gary can frequently be found playing tea party with his little girl.
Gary Lawless on Twitter: @garylawless