Not all Olympic stories happen on the rink, track or hill. For one U of S alumni, his journey to Pyeongchang, South Korea this month will include packing his notebook, microphone and a sharp journalistic passion to keep us up to date on Canadian athletes and their stories.
In what he calls a “dream come true”, Devin Heroux (BA’09) will cover the 2018 Winter Olympics and Paralympics for CBC in Pyeongchang, South Korea. He says he can trace his reporting skills back to Saskatoon during his time as a U of S student.
“Saskatoon and the U of S afforded me so many opportunities to learn, grow and perhaps most importantly take risks,” says Heroux. “In fact, it was during my time as Sports Editor of The Sheaf that I fell in love with storytelling. Since then I’ve been fortunate enough to travel Canada and beyond sharing stories of people and places.”
Heroux joins 200 journalist making up the CBC team heading to South Korea to cover the games and will look after reporting and digital/social media during his 19 total days of coverage.
“As cliché as it is, being able to cover the Olympics and Paralympics with CBC is a dream come true.”
You can follow Devin’s journey by following him on twitter: @Devin_Heroux .