Sunday 23 October 2011

29 John Iaboni

A tribute to The 62

John Iaboni
John Iaboni: Sports reporting in hometown Toronto has been John's working domain since high school, when he covered school sports for the Telegram.  In 1968, the Tely hired him full-time. Three years later, he became a proud Sun Day Oner. For the next 13 years, he worked for George Gross, as he had for three years at the Tely. John covered all major teams and leagues, but primarily the Leafs. He says George was like a second father to him and they worked well together, so his decision in 1984 to resign as assistant sports editor and accept a job as director of media and public relations for the Canadian Football League was a tough one. In 1989, he went solo, initially specializing in marketing and public relations. Two years later, he returned to extensive writing, authoring and collaborating on numerous books. He is executive editor/writer for Leafs and Jays game-day programs and has also handled Raptors and Argos. To date, he has covered 10 Olympics, from 1976 to 2010. Since the passing of George Gross, John has helped carry on The Baron’s legacy with Sports Media Canada, joining the board of directors and serving as co-chair of the annual SMC Awards Luncheon.

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