Freep’s Tait named finest football reporter


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EDMONTON -- Winnipeg Free Press football writer Ed Tait has been voted the Gibson's Finest Canadian Football Reporter of the Year.

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EDMONTON — Winnipeg Free Press football writer Ed Tait has been voted the Gibson’s Finest Canadian Football Reporter of the Year.

The award is voted on by the Football Reporters of Canada, which is made up of TV, radio and newspaper reporters from across the country.

The CFL and FRC also announced the induction of Winnipeg native and TSN broadcaster Brian Williams to the media wing of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.


“It’s a real honour especially because it comes following a vote from my compadres who cover the CFL. There are a ton of amazing journalists to follow this wacky league and to be singled out this way is humbling,” said Tait.

Tait has covered the Bombers since he joined the Winnipeg Free Press 11 years ago.

“Ed Tait is a consummate pro. His coverage of the CFL and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers is informative, balanced and very entertaining,” said Free Press sports editor Steve Lyons. “The Winnipeg Free Press and its readers are fortunate to have Ed reporting on football.”

Globe and Mail sports reporter and FRC president Matt Sekeres says Tait is the choice of his colleagues and consistently among the best in the country.

“The award is done by a vote of the FRC reporters and that’s the best thing about this — Ed has been chosen by his peers from across the country,” said Sekeres.

“I sat in on some of the informal discussions among voters and their thinking is that day in and day out, Ed is one of the best football reporters in the country. He comes up with great story ideas that are well written and funny and edgy. For new people on the CFL beat, they have a model from which to work from and that’s Ed.”

Prior to joining the Free Press, Tait worked for daily newspapers in Winnipeg and Saskatoon. He is respected as one of the country’s top sports writers and has covered every Grey Cup since 1990.

He has also covered two Super Bowls, three World Junior Hockey Championships, two Stanley Cup playoffs, the infamous Mike Tyson-Evander Holyfield fight and the Vancouver Winter Olympics.

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