Jeffrey Reed Reporting 30th Anniversary 1989-2019
Without a doubt, Jeffrey Reed is one of Canada’s leading communications professionals, with roots that actually date back to 1980. You won’t find a more diverse communications specialist anywhere in North America. In fact, with a home base cemented in Southwestern Ontario, Jeffrey’s clientele actually reach as far as the UK, across the U.S. and from Vancouver to St. John’s.
An award-winning writer, editor, author, photographer, broadcast journalist, new media specialist, public speaker, college professor and university instructor, Jeffrey continues to grow his client base within both the journalism and media relations fields. His corporate office, Jeffrey Reed Reporting, is celebrating its 30th Anniversary in 2019. But in 1980, even before he began studies in the well-respected School of Broadcast Journalism at Fanshawe College of Applied Arts & Technology, Jeffrey was a published writer and broadcast journalism, writing op-eds and features for local publications and working as a sports broadcaster at CKSL-1410 AM Radio in his hometown of London, Ontario.
Jeffrey has captured seven national and international writing awards for excellence in both sports investigative journalism, and in crafting marketing material for some of the largest and best-known businesses in Southwestern Ontario. The National Mature Media Awards, Golf Journalists Association of Canada (GJAC) and Canadian Home Builders’ Association have all awarded Jeffrey’s work with their seal of excellence.
A cub reporter with his high school and college newspapers, Jeffrey’s first-ever feature interview was conducted with The Great One, Wayne Gretzky – what a way to start a career! Fittingly, 40 years later, Jeffrey has created a great career for himself, too, thanks to his unique ability to offer clients every communications tool available. From feature stories for consumer and trade publications, to media relations material for any business wishing to professionally communicate their message to an audience of any size – and with any budget – Jeffrey always welcomes new clients.
As a professionally-trained radio and television broadcast journalist, Jeffrey has worked with numerous local stations including CKSL-1410 AM Radio, 1570 CHLO Radio, CTV Kitchener and Rogers Television. Jeffrey wrote, produced and hosted London’s last weekly half-hour sports documentary, Sports Rap. He wrote, co-produced and hosted London’s most popular weekly golf TV show, Forest City Fairways.
Relative to his professional speaking abilities, and reflecting his 40 years of experience in the communications industry, Jeffrey is a much-in-demand public speaker, able to customize his topics for every group, depending on their needs. A disabled athlete who played semi-professional baseball and who is now a golf professional, Jeffrey delivers his inspirational message through his well-received presentation, Diamond Dream. Read about it here. Said Kevin Glew of the Professional Writers Association of Canada (PWAC), “Jeffrey Reed is one of the most knowledgeable, engaging and inspiring speakers I’ve ever had the pleasure to listen to.”
From intimate lunch-and-learn seminars to inspirational presentations at large auditoriums, Jeffrey promises to deliver informative and entertaining material to your group. It’s why Fanshawe College has employed Jeffrey as a Professor in its Corporate Communication and Public Relations post-graduate program, and why Western University has relied on him to teach writing classes at its Continuing Studies campus.
Every major daily newspaper in Canada has published Jeffrey’s byline. A trained journalist, Jeffrey is also able to write about any topic for a myriad of consumer, trade and in-house magazines. General business, window and door manufacturing, heavy construction, homebuilding/home renovations, real estate, politics, travel and tourism, agriculture and sports – they’re all topics tackled by Jeffrey over the past 40 years.
Just as he was innovative in his work with Sports Rap and Forest City Fairways, Jeffrey has also broken ground with two of Canada’s leading sports websites: LondonOntarioGolf.com (est. 2004), The Voice of Golf in Southwestern Ontario; and LondonOntarioSports.com (est. 2015), London’s Trusted Source for Sports News & Information. Both draw hundreds of thousands of monthly visitors, and count some of the largest sports and leisure companies in North America as advertisers. And in 1994, Jeffrey founded the semi-professional Intercounty Baseball League (IBL) media relations office, and operated it for three years 1995-97.
Jeffrey is also a three-time author with a passion for history. His first book, EBBA 40 Years of Baseball (1994) was London’s first baseball history book. His second book, Building Distinction: 100 Years of Construction in London (1998) chronicles the history of the London & District Construction Association. And his recently-published third book, The Canadian Seniors’ Golf Association, Celebrating 100 Years of Seniors Golf 1918-2018 (2018) is now housed in the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame.
Supporting the London and area community is very important to Jeffrey, who assists numerous local not-for-profits, and counts Heart & Stroke as his official charity of choice. Read his testimonials here.
“Success is shallow without giving back,” says Jeffrey. So in 2011, he created the London Ontario Golf Heart Award, recognizing those who help grow the game in Southwestern Ontario – read about it here. And in 2015, Jeffrey and his wife, Beth, established the Jeffrey Reed Courage Award, presented annually to a local athlete who has succeeded on and off the playing field while facing adversity – read about it here.
A member of GJAC, Strathroy & District Chamber of Commerce and London Sports Hall of Fame Committee, Jeffrey is a past board member with the IBL, and Big Brothers Big Sisters of London. He’s a past member of PWAC, London Home Builders’ Association and London Chamber of Commerce.
A former pitcher and coach with the London Majors of the IBL, Jeffrey is now a golf professional and ambassador for numerous golf-industry members. A scratch golfer, he holds the course-record 62 at Strathroy, Ontario’s Caradoc Sands Golf Club.
Jeffrey and Beth live in a rural community just outside of London, and enjoy family time, country living, hiking, landscaping, cooking and fine wines.