I was born in Guelph, in southern Ontario and raised in nearby Orangeville. I knew that broadcast journalism was what I wanted to do the day I watched the Ronald Reagan shooting on television. I graduated from Fanshawe College's School of Broadcast Journalism in London,
Ontario. I worked as a radio news and sports anchor at CKLY in Lindsay, CFCO in Chatham, CFOS in Owen Sound and CKWF Peterborough, Ontario. I was also a sports anchor at CHEX TV in Peterborough. During my time in Peterborough, I was a freelance writer for the Toronto Star.
I moved to Toronto and came out from behind the mic at CP24, City TV, CBC and Sun News Network where I was a news writer and senior producer. I was also the national news promotion voice for Sun News Network.
Among my career highlights I would list covering the Blue Jays and Maple Leafs including the Stanley Cup playoffs and the World Series. Recent news highlights include breaking the story of the huge Sunrise Propane explosion in north Toronto as well as the solemn but very moving Jack Layton funeral. I have been covering the political beat since before Brian Mulroney was Prime Minister.
But, after more than a decade in "the Big Smoke" and Toronto television news, I've decided a change of quality of life is in order. Toronto obviously has lots to offer, but it has its downsides as well, most notably the state of its professional sports franchises.
When asked about how I would deal with winter in Yellowknife, I mentioned that during my time in Peterborough, I had become a snowmobile enthusiast and learned to embrace winter, rather than fight it. I am extremely excited about working in the north and expect to meet many interesting people and experience a unique part of this great country.
I'm very proud to be a member of the CJCD MIX News team.
When I started my first day in Centennial College’s inaugural Sports Journalism program I had no idea my path would lead me into radio. I was, and still am, a sports junkie and ultimately just wanted to be around the teams and athletes I idolized growing up.
My interest in radio was piqued when I realized I could tell the same story as a newspaper reporter, only in a lot less time, and in a much more efficient manner. And getting the opportunity to interview world champion curlers and Hall of Fame baseball players has just been an added bonus.
In my short career I’ve had several highlights, including making my radio debut on the FAN 590 morning show with Gord Stellick, interviewing Glenn Howard at a Starbucks in Barrie, ON, and hitting a double off Tom Henke in a celebrity softball game in St. Marys, ON.
The path that led me to CJCD has seen me in big cities and small towns, minimum wage jobs and internships, and at one point, living back with my parents. But every single experience brought me here to Yellowknife, and I’m very excited about that.
My name is Sean McEwan and I hail from a small town in Ontario called Oshawa. I left home at 17 to pursue my education in journalism at Fanshawe College in London, Ontario. My two years at Fanshawe College were amazing, spending my time operating the schools stations and creating memories and friendship I will have forever with my classmates and professors. Upon graduating from Fanshawe I returned home and started sending out my resume to stations that would offer me a new experience. Receiving the call from CJCD was one of the most exciting and surprising moments of my life, as I was actually playing videos just moments before I got the call asking if I wanted to join the station. I was drawn to the North because I was looking for a new adventure and something completely different. I am extremely excited to be in Yellowknife and excited about the my new experiences in Yellowknife.