Roger Lajoie

Contract Lecturer
RCC 325

Roger Lajoie has been a sports writer, broadcaster and marketer during his distinguished 35 year career in the sports media industry. He has been a sports talk show host on Sportsnet 590 The Fan, Canada’s largest all-sports radio station, since its inception in 1992, and has worked for numerous newspapers, wire services, magazines, and radio and television stations in his career. He has covered more than 200 major sporting events as a writer or radio personality, including 13 World Series, 12 Final Fours, 11 Super Bowls and 10 Stanley Cup Finals. He has also written three books, including the biography of iconic Canadian hockey star Paul Henderson, a Globe and Mail bestseller. As a play-by-play broadcaster for several Ontario Hockey League teams, he has done 1,250 junior hockey broadcasts on television, radio or the web, and is one of the official scorers for the Toronto Blue Jays, working for Major League Baseball. In his role as a sports marketer, he has worked in the front offices of the Canadian Hockey League and several teams, in addition to his media work over the years for Sportsnet, Thomson Reuters, Sun Media and many other sports news organizations. A graduate of Ryerson University’s journalism program and the Chang School’s marketing management course, Roger has been a teacher at the College of Sports Media for seven years, and has extensive experience as a public speaker, corporate consultant and coach via his company, Triumph Sports Communications.