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home | Terry Fox Run | BC Native Enjoying The Life at ESPN. . . .
 





BC Native Enjoying 'The Life' at ESPN.com and shares Terry Fox article

Sean Mitton
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BC Native, Jim Wilkie is an Editor at ESPN.com 'the Life'. He was kind enough to share with us the link to a recent article on Steve Nash regarding the launch of the Terry Fox movie, "Into the Wind".

http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/thelife/news/story?id=5608365

The Canadian Expat Network asked Wilkie about his transition to the US and his work with ESPN.com.

I grew up in Port Coquitlam, B.C., and after graduating from Port Coquitlam Senior Secondary School (Now Terry Fox High School) in 1983 I pursued my goal of becoming a hockey writer for a major metropolitan newspaper.

After attending a couple of community colleges in the Vancouver area, I attended Western Washington University, where I received a B.A. in journalism. My first job was in Twin Falls, Idaho, as a copy editor for The Times-News in 1989, followed by another copy editing job at The Tri-City Herald in Kennewick, Wash., in 1993. Then I was lucky to find a Paul Allen-owned startup in Bellevue, Wash., called Starwave that was looking for desk editors. This turned out to be the ESPN's website and I was fortunate to get in early, leading to great jobs as NHL editor, night news editor, Page 2 editor, NBA.com editor and NHL Insider writer.

I've also worked as a copy editor for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and Toronto Star newspapers before returning to ESPN.com as The Life and Music editor where I now enjoy editing and writing athlete and fan lifestyle stories.

I never got that NHL beat at a newspaper, but things worked out wonderfully with opportunities to cover the 1996, 1997, 1998 and 1999 Stanley Cup Finals and many other sporting events.

Most importantly, I met my future wife and fellow Canadian, Kelly Tremblay, while we were playing co-rec floor hockey in Seattle in 1999. We married in 2001 and still live in Seattle with our sons, Jack, 7, and Luke, 5, two proud dual citizens.




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