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Global’s Gord Steinke receives honourary Edmonton Elks jersey as retirement gift

Global News Anchor Gord Steinke receiving his honourary Edmonton Elks jersey Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022 from game hosts Ashley Callingbull (left) and . Global News/Eric Beck

Retiring Global News Anchor Gord Steinke was honoured Saturday night at the Edmonton Elks game for his decades-long coverage of the city and its community.

Steinke has been a well-known face in the newsroom and on TV for over 30 years, co-anchoring and anchoring the evening news. An award-winning journalist and best-selling author, Saturday’s honour is sure to be another story for the books.

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Steinke took to the field during a timeout to receive an honourary jersey signed by the team during Saturday’s game against the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

The newsroom veteran, who announced his retirement in April, will have his last day behind the broadcast desk on Aug. 31.

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