A sportscaster from TSN led a workshop for broadcast journalism students this week at St. Andrew’s.
Lindsay Hamilton spent time Monday morning speaking with the grade 11 and 12 classes. She spoke to the boys about how she got her start, what she learned working for various companies (Family Channel, MLSE, Pan Am Games, CBC and TSN), and what her typical day looks like.
She also worked through a mini-workshop about effective presentation skills and how to prepare for an interview. She may also be doing an intro for our next SAC TODAY show.
Ms. Hamilton had three key tips: work hard, be humble, and take every opportunity.
These strategies have seen Ms. Hamilton’s career soar. She worked as a host at the Family Channels for five years, beginning as a reporter at age 18. While attending McMaster University in Hamilton she played Lacrosse for Team Ontario and hosted a sports radio program. She moved on to sports media positions with the Pan Am Games, Maples Leafs Sports and Entertainment, and CBC News Network.
This fall, the 26-year-old became TSN’s newest anchor for Sportscentre, after she was called in for an audition.
"We were grateful for the time Ms. Hamilton spent with us,” says Matt Trevisan, the teacher who arranged for her to visit.
“Any time our students can engage with a working professional about what it takes to be successful is a meaningful learning opportunity. The boys could take her advice and apply it to their own lives in many ways."