Mary Ormsby has been a fixture in Toronto’s media landscape for many years. I first heard her on Prime Time Sports with Bob McCown and then began reading her in the Toronto Star.
This is Episode #148 of the Welcome! podcast.
- While growing up Mary Ormsby wanted to be a marine biologist like Jacques Cousteau!
- Mary first wrote locally for the Toronto Sun before joining the Toronto Star in 1985.
- Mary Ormsby went to Ohio State on an athletic scholarship.
- We chatted about Patrick Brown’s political comeback in the 2018 municipal elections in Brampton.
- Mary and I discussed the sports journalism start-up space with companies like The Athletic and The Players Tribune.
- With winter on it’s way we also discussed the homeless problem that has continued to plague Toronto for many years.
- Mary Ormsby has recently written a number of investigative pieces on Ben Johnson, his fall from grace, and his botched post race drug test which we discussed.
- Mary and I also spoke about Canadian boxing icon, George Chuvallo.
Introduction Music by Afraaz Mulji.