Jeffrey Reed Reporting 30th Anniversary 1989-2019
"Jeffrey Reed is one of Canada’s most versatile journalists."
- Ontario Golf Magazine
When editors and news directors across Canada need a professional writer and broadcaster, they depend on Jeffrey Reed to provide professional, well-written and on-time material. Jeffrey is rare amongst full-time freelance journalists in that he is a professionally-educated and experienced journalist who can tackle any topic for any publication. In fact, few freelancers have survived a 40-year career as has Jeffrey, and he has only scratched the surface in terms of what he can deliver to print, new media and broadcast clients.
Jeffrey’s career as a journalist actually began in 1980. As a high-school student, he worked at CKSL-1410 AM as a part-time sports broadcaster, and wrote features and op-eds for local publications.
Forty years later, every national newspaper in Canada has published Jeffrey’s byline. In-depth, investigative news pieces, in addition to profiles, features and sports reports are some of Jeffrey’s areas of expertise. He is a three-time author whose 2018-published and commissioned book, The Canadian Seniors’ Golf Association, Celebrating 100 Years of Seniors Golf 1918-2018, now has a place in the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame. Jeffrey has also captured six national and international writing awards, in addition to a national marketing award for PR material written for the homebuilding industry.
Currently, Jeffrey is contributing to more than 200 publications, including consumer and trade publications across Canada and the U.S. Over the years, he has written for numerous leading publications including SCORE Golf (lead writer, Southwestern Ontario section), and Popular Communications – the world’s leading communications magazine. Over the past four decades, Jeffrey has written for every London-based publication, and is the longest-running freelancer with Postmedia’s The London Free Press.
In 2011 and 2012, Jeffrey wrote one of the most memorable series of sports columns ever published in London for Postmedia: Out Of My League. Borrowing a page from hall-of-fame writer George Plimpton, Jeffrey joined notable London and area athletes on the field in order to write about his true-life experiences – no fluff here, just the real inside scoop. He played tackle football with the CCH Crusaders, practiced with the Canadian champion London Lightning basketball squad, and much more – you can read his story about cheering with the Western Mustangs here at the Journalism section. Said Jeffrey, “Out of my league was one of the most rewarding experiences of my entire career to-date. And to do this while competing as a disabled athlete made it even more of a major accomplishment.”
A member of the Golf Journalists Association of Canada (GJAC), Jeffrey has worked as a Professor within the post-graduate Corporate Communication and Public Relations program at Fanshawe College of Applied Arts & Technology, where he helped shape the careers of future journalists. He is a skilled public speaker, and a professional broadcast journalist. Twice he was recognized for his excellence in debating current events on CTV Kitchener. Every London radio and television station has also relied on Jeffrey for delivering intriguing, educational news to their audiences. His weekly radio show, Sports Rap, and his weekly TV show, Forest City Fairways, both brought him much deserved recognition for breaking new ground in local broadcast journalism. He acted as writer, producer and host of both shows. Jeffrey has also been relied on to cover breaking news live on-air, including municipal election coverage, and play-by-play of the London Knights and Western Mustangs football.
Jeffrey’s YouTube channel showcases a sampling of his work, which most recently has involved golf journalism. He is publisher and editor of LondonOntarioGolf.com and LondonOntarioSports.com, two leading-Canadian sports websites drawing hundreds of thousands of visitors each month.
In addition, Jeffrey is a professional photographer whose work has graced the covers of local, regional and national publications including Northern Horse Review and The Londoner. He shoots with professional-grade NIKON camera gear and can provide timely photos to accompany his submitted stories.
Below is a small sample of his writing. For additional work from his CV, contact Jeffrey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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