Gord Gillies is best known for his varied and diverse 25 year career with Global News in Calgary. His work as a journalist and a storyteller have set him up perfectly for his new home on the radio.
Gillies began his career in journalism as a copy boy at the Toronto Star in 1981. During that time he graduated from the Radio and Broadcasting Arts program at Humber College in Toronto.
He has worked in a number of newsrooms across the country including CBC, CTV and Global. Covering the 1988 Olympic Winter Games in Calgary remains a highlight in his career, and he believes covering the devastating floods in southern Alberta in 2013 is among his most important work.
Upon arriving at Global in 1991, Gillies had the opportunity to work alongside the late Ed Whalen where he marveled at his dedication to work and the community.
In 2013, Gillies and the Global News Calgary team brought home the RTDNA award for Canada’s Best Newscast. In 2017, he was honoured to receive a Lifetime achievement award from the RTDNA for his career in broadcasting and service in the community.
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A supporter of many charitable initiatives, Gillies volunteers with The Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation, The Salvation Army, Hull Child and Family Services.
An avid golfer, you can find Gillies on the green, enjoying most sports or outside hiking in the mountains. When not playing sports, Gillies can be spotted spending time with his wife and two kids, likely at a coffee shop post-workout.