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 story teller 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, Gord 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.
What might your neighbourhood cannabis store look like on October 17th? Gord Gillies peeked inside a marijuana shop in Denver, Colo. Continue reading →
Gord Gillies reflects on the devastating floods across southern Alberta and the incredible community response. Continue reading →
Gord Gillies reflects on how every encounter he had with the Olympic dreamer left him in a better mood. Continue reading →
Gord Gillies reflects on how the Humboldt Broncos tragedy has affected his home and his country. Continue reading →
A quiet pause in the middle of the March For Our Lives rally sent a powerful message, writes Gord Gillies. Continue reading →
Thank you to the nurses, paramedics and ER team who treated my mother. Continue reading →
Canadians have got to be happy with the most medals – ever – at an Olympic Games. Continue reading →
While the sporting events have certainly changed in 30 years, what hasn’t for me is the excitement of seeing the Maple Leaf and hearing O Canada. Continue reading →
By popular demand, Gord Gillies’ rant on the nude swimming event being cancelled at the Southland Leisure Centre. Continue reading →
A timely reminder of just how small the world really is, how much fun it is making new friends and a wish for all to avoid the dreaded Milkshake Duck. Continue reading →
As the much-maligned public art program gets a much-needed review, here’s my two cents on how to move forward: keep it simple, stupid. Continue reading →
To me, this isn’t just about possibly losing the hockey team. This is about losing a huge part of the heart and drive that makes Calgary such a dynamic city. Continue reading →
Minutes after we said goodbye to the Labour Day long weekend, people started talking. And many were grumpy about Calgary’s election. Can we still have spirited debates without hating on each other? Continue reading →
The 12th annual “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” helps raise money for the YWCA and the Sheriff King home. Continue reading →