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BOB MACKIN - MULTIMEDIA JOURNALIST

North Vancouver, British Columbia


604-982-9130
bob@bobmackin.ca

Skills and Qualifications


Research, reporting, proofreading, editing, videography and photography for print,
web and broadcast outlets. Expert coverage of news, culture, sports and
business. Effective use of freedom of information.
Professional History
Multimedia Reporter, Publisher, theBreaker.news — 2017
Launched independent current affairs web news service, covering federal,
provincial and municipal issues in British Columbia.

Commentator, The Sport Market on TSN 1040, Vancouver — 2008-Present


Weekly contributor to radio program about the business of sports.

Reporter, Columnist, Business in Vancouver — 2004-2016


Reported on high-tech, international trade, communications and media and
consumer trends while on-staff (2004-2006), wrote weekly sports business
column (2006-2015), and covered various political and government issues (2017).

Contributor, The Tyee — 2011-2016


Reporter and commentator on politics, government and mega-events.

Columnist, Contributor, Vancouver Courier — 1998-2008 and 2011-2016


Weekly sports columnist and features writer. Contributor on civic issues.

Reporter, Producer, Writer, CKNW AM 980 — 2012-2013


Contributor of The Investigators radio documentaries and live segments.

Multimedia Reporter, Vancouver 24 Hours/Sun Media — 2005–2011


Covered all news and sports angles of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and
Paralympic Winter Games. Member of the QMI national editorial teams for
Vancouver 2010 and London 2012.

Producer, MyCityRadio — 2000-2001


Produced The Joe Show with DOAʼ s Joe Keithley and special events
programming on Canadaʼ s first all-talk webcasting outlet.

Reporter, North Shore News — 1998-2000


Sports editor and reporter on politics, business, crime, search and rescue, and
music.

Reporter, Richmond News — 1996-1998


Sports editor and reporter on city council and airport issues.
Music Editor, inSite Webzine—1995-1996
Edited music section of Canadaʼs first lifestyle/entertainment webzine. Produced
live online chats featuring international recording artists.

Staff Writer, Marketing Magazine — 1990-1994


Established Vancouver bureau for national advertising trade magazine.

Junior Part-Time Reporter, The Canadian Press —1989-1990


Handled junior hockey, curling and university reports and rewrites on weekends.

Press Box Assistant, Vancouver Canadians Baseball — 1987-1993


Press box coordinator at Pacific Coast League home games. Provided support to
the public address announcer and acted as his substitute when needed.

Freelance
Covered three Summer and two Winter Olympics, two Pan American Games, two
Commonwealth Games and two FIFA Women’s World Cups; Stanley Cup 2011
and Vancouver riot for The New York Times; Hong Kong Sevens 2004 and 2005
rugby and international adventure races for The Province; 2011 federal election
commentator, News1130; 2015 federal election, GlobalNews.ca; Canada
correspondent for AroundTheRings.com.

Books
Author — Red Mittens & Red Ink: The Vancouver Olympics (Smashwords.com,
2012); The Unofficial Guide to Baseballʼs Most Unusual Records (Greystone,
2004); Soccer The Winning Way (Greystone, 2001); Off the Wall Baseball Trivia
(Greystone, 2001); Record-Breaking Baseball Trivia (Greystone, 2000). Co-
Author — Goals & Dreams (with Shel Brodsgaard, Nightwood, 2005). Contributor
— The New York Times 36 Hours: 150 Weekends in the U.S.A. and Canada
(Taschen, 2011); The Chuck Davis History of Metropolitan Vancouver (Harbour,
2011).

Education
Langara College, Vancouver — Diploma in Journalism, 1990

Awards
Jack Webster Awards — 2013, finalist, business, industry and economics (“A
Look at Port Metro Vancouver,” CKNW). B.C. & Yukon Community
Newspapers Association — 2011, 1st place, sports (“A Stadium Reborn,”
Vancouver Courier); 2006, 1st place, sports (“B.C.ʼs Sporting Bet,” Courier); 1999,
1st place, sports (“Abuse of Amateur Sports Officials,” Courier); 1st place, arts
and culture (“Graffiti: Art or Crime?” North Shore News). Canadian Community
Newspapers Association — 1998, 1st place, arts (“Lulu Islandʼs Buddhist Lama,”
Richmond News); 3rd place, feature series (“Amateur Sports Funding,” Richmond
News); British Columbia Newspaper Awards — 1997, 3rd place, special projects
(“Amateur Sports Funding,” Richmond News).

References
Available upon request.