From the corporate office to live television 


Published: 8Jun2021

Right out of university, Dick Irvin (BCom’53) enjoyed a stable career in Montreal’s finance sector.

On the cusp of transitioning to a new role as a history teacher, he was interviewed by a CFCF television reporter for a segment about Irvin’s father, a former head coach of the Montreal Canadiens. The reporter spotted Irvin’s untapped potential and offered him a job. So began Irvin’s 30-year career in sports broadcasting, which took him across the country to interview icons like Wayne Gretzky and Jackie Robinson. 

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