Continuing a trend in our elections, mayor-elect Brian Bowman did not get a majority of the vote. Not even close.
Derek joined Global Winnipeg in 2007, where he spent five years anchoring North America’s #1 soccer show, the Fox Soccer Report, airing on Fox Sportsworld Canada and produced at Global Winnipeg. “Highlights from my time on the Fox Soccer Report include covering the MLS Cup in 2007 and 2010 and flying to Los Angeles to play a video game against American soccer superstar Landon Donovan.”
Derek grew up in Okotoks, Alta., (just south of Calgary) and studied journalism at Ryerson University in Toronto. “I loved sports and television as a kid. I learned at age six that I wouldn’t be a pro athlete, so tried to find something else.” He knew in high school that television was where he wanted to be. He loved sports and thought television was a way to show people they should love sports too. Derek’s first on-air job was doing weather, traffic and snow reports on 106.5 Mountain FM in Canmore, Alta. His first TV job was as a news reporter in Kamloops, B.C. “Highlights from there include sitting in a car with a parka on in 36-degree heat to show why you shouldn’t leave your dog in the car.” Derek came to Winnipeg in December 2001 and worked as a news reporter. “My fondest memory of news reporting is a story about a boy being hit in the face and knocked off his skateboard by a goose. We did the story in the vein of America’s Most Wanted, and that the geese were trying to take over the city.”
Derek’s years of broadcasting experience, great sense of humour and love for his chosen career make him a great fit for Morning News. “We can teach you things and learn things from you as well. I hope we give you a new way to look at issues about our city and country. Most of all I want to send you out the door feeling better about yourself and the city you live in.”
The shootings in Ottawa have caused Winnipeg’s 17 Wing to cancel an event celebrating departing soldiers.
WINNIPEG – Dogs can be adorable. Be they big, small, fluffy, furry, spotted, or those ones with a single white eye, you just want to pet them. Sometimes they are so cute, they cause people to approach one that clearly says “SERVICE ANIMAL”. That is an absolute no-no.
The CFL schedule helped the Bombers to a tremendous start. But it will be their undoing in the end.
On his 40th birthday, Derek Taylor shares some thoughts on making life easier and making the world make sense
Derek Taylor offers his never-understated opinion on the CFL’s new Signature uniforms after the Winnipeg Blue Bombers debuted their helmets.
Global Winnipeg’s Morning News hosts accept the Ice Bucket Challenge, though it requires a special measure to complete.
There are very important take-aways from Gord & Lorrie Steeves’ troubles.
Marc Savard is a Stanley Cup champion, who five times during his NHL career, scored 20 or more goals in a season. But concussions have robbed him of the sport he loves forcing him to find a new passion.
20 years after “white Bronco” and “Kato Kaelin” became international jokes, we remember the best and worst that has come from the O.J. Simpson trial.
New mayoral candidate Judy Wasylycia-Leis addresses the burning question about her campaign: How do you pronounce your name?
Ken Opaleke is a hero in the city of Winnipeg. And you should take the opportunity to meet him this Sunday.
Evan Gill’s draft standing could have been jeopardized by a news report Monday, so the Winnipegger acted quickly to prevent any damage.
Derek Taylor chats with Manitoba Bison and CFL prospect Evan Gill in the Global Winnipeg elevator.
When you guess a woman’s weight, should you guess for real? We went to a master of (international) relations, Dr. Lloyd Axworthy, for an answer.