Thursday 15 September 2011

8 Christina Blizzard

A salute to The 62

Christina Smales, the future bride of Sun colleague Dave Blizzard, worked for the Guardian in her native England before coming to Canada and landing a job at the Telegram. Her early Sun duties were secretarial, helping out the editor, Peter Worthington, who proved to be a worthy mentor. Peter's assistant for 11 years eventually ventured into the newsroom as a reporter. She covered education for three years and was a city hall columnist for four years. Assigned to Queen's Park in 1994, the author of two books and former Legislative Press Gallery president has covered four premiers - Bob Rae, Mike Harris, Ernie Eves and Dalton McGuinty. But Christina gets out vote for her coverage of First Nations affairs. In her memories of Day One for TSF, Christina, still on the job, said getting that first  Sun out was "hectic and challenging and rewarding - and one of the most fun adventures I've ever had."

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