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Bob Cox was named publisher of the Winnipeg Free Press in November 2007.
As a boy growing up in Winnipeg, Paul Samyn used to deliver the Free Press while dreaming of a National Hockey League career.
Associate Editor Engagement
Julie Carl’s mother begged her not to go to journalism school as it is well known only losers go to journalism school and she didn’t think she could bear the shame of it.
Associate Editor Production / Operations
It was Steve’s tragically misguided dressing down of Hunter S. Thompson in the letters pages of Playboy magazine that launched him along his path in journalism.
Associate Editor Digital News
A nerd from way back, Wendy Sawatzky brings twin passions for writing and technology to her job as online editor at the Free Press.
Martin Cash joined the Free Press in 1987 as the paper’s business columnist.
After 18 years as a plough jockey in training, Murray left the farm and moved to the big city (Winnipeg). The plan was to work for a year to save up money to go to university and become a conservation officer.
James Turner rejoined the Free Press as a justice-beat reporter in August 2013 after a number of years away working at other media outlets, including the Winnipeg Sun and CBC Manitoba.
Breaking News Editor
After writing for newspapers and corporate newsletters (and selling Sealy beds, too), Jason Bell finally made it to the big time in 2002.
Assistant city editor
Carl DeGurse is an Assistant City Editor who secretly wishes his colleagues would refer to him by his position’s acronym.
Bartley Kives wants you to know his last name rhymes with Beavis, as in Beavis and Butthead.
Larry Kusch has been a journalist for 30 years, the last 20 with the Winnipeg Free Press.
Dan Lett came to Winnipeg in 1986, less than a year out of journalism school. Despite the fact that he’s originally from Toronto and has a fatal attraction to the Maple Leafs, Winnipeggers let him stay.
Nick Martin is the old bearded guy at the back of the newsroom, the most experienced reporter at the Winnipeg Free Press, having started his career in Ontario in 1971.
Journalist, national radio show host, author, webmaster, pundit and cruise director ... Mike McIntyre loves to keep busy!
Bruce Owen joined the Winnipeg Free Press in 1990 after four years working in other media.
Alex cut her teeth as a cub reporter in the days after Watergate.
Parliamentary bureau chief
Mia Rabson's interest in politics seemed clear when she dressed up as Prime Minister Brian Mulroney for Halloween in the 7th grade.
Bill Redekop comes by his love of traveling across Manitoba naturally.
National Newspaper Award winner Lindor Reynolds began work at the Free Press as a 17-year-old proofreader. It was a rough introduction to the news business.
Kevin Rollason was in elementary school when he decided he wanted to be a writer. He was in high school when he came to the realization that it’s pretty hard to put food on the table if you’re a writer in Canada.
Reporter Carol Sanders returned to her roots in Winnipeg in 1997 to join the Free Press — just as the Flood of the Century hit.
Aldo Santin is a veteran newspaper reporter, having joined Winnipeg Free Press in 1986.
Doug Speirs’ humour column, In the Doug House, has appeared on Page 2 of the Winnipeg Free Press at least three times a week since 2006. No one is exactly sure why.
While attending Boissevain High School in the late 1970’s, Randy Turner one day read an account of a Winnipeg Jets game in the Free Press when it dawned on him: "Really, you can get paid to watch sports?"
Public policy reporter
Mary Agnes Welch joined the Free Press in 2002, first as a general assignment reporter and then covering city hall and the Manitoba legislature before moving to her current post as public policy reporter.
When Ashley Prest was hired as a sports writer in 1987, just three months out of university, she thought she was being fired every day.
Catherine Mitchell got her first real job taking direction from an editor named Twaddle. She figured there might be room for her in this business, too.
David O’Brien worked for the Dauphin Herald, Brandon Sun, Winnipeg Tribune and Winnipeg Sun before joining the Winnipeg Free Press in 1981.
Entertainment & Life
Faith Page Editor
"Copy editor" may be his title, but Greg has performed almost every task in the newsroom at one point or another.
You know the feeling when you discover an amazing new band andhave an urgent need to tell everyone in the world? Jen Zoratti does. And she's made a career out of it.
Rob Williams used to be the Free Press music writer. Now he is a copy editor. He enjoys still being able to wear T-shirts to work every day but not having to argue with readers about how many stars the Eagles concert deserved.
Jill started working at the Free Press in 2003 as a copy editor for the entertainment section, a job she still holds.
In a way, Randall King was born into the entertainment beat.
Way back when Brad Oswald was TV-inclined little kid, his exasperated mother used to say things like, “Would you PLEASE turn that thing off and go OUTSIDE and play?"
Columnist / Books editor
Morley Walker edits the Free Press Books section and the letters to the editor.
Photos & Graphics
As multimedia editor, Melissa tells stories with visuals -- that can be a photo, a news video, a live-streamed video event online, or even photos shared on social media.
Fresh out of Red River Community College's two-year Advertising Art program in the late '70s, Linda's initial contact with the Free Press was as the Advertising Manager for Kelly's Stereo Mart and Steintron Electronics.
Joe Bryksa was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He studied photojournalism at Red River College in Winnipeg and began his career in the mid-1980s at community and other newspapers in the city.
Mike Deal’s first day at the Winnipeg Free Press was supposed to be September 12, 2001. But when he woke to the news of the two towers on September 11, he automatically headed into the newsroom.
Ken Gigliotti started at the Winnipeg Free Press as a staff photographer in 1979.
Wayne started working at the Free Press as a copyboy in 1974 at the age of eighteen ripping news wire stories off old printing machines and hand delivering them to news and sports editors.
Phil Hossack joined the Free Press in 1983 after four years working for the Brandon Sun.
After a short but successful stint on CKND-TV's The Great Spelling Bee in 1993, Tyler Walsh knew the bright lights of television were in his future.