What is sporttokz?

SportTokz with SportProfz is co-hosted by Ryerson University’s RTA School of Media professors, Prof Walz (Laurel Walzak) and Prof Joe (Joe Recupero) with recurring Featured Guests, Dan “The Coach” Berlin, Aksel Lielmanis, and Chelsea Vern. The show is produced LIVE via Zoom conferencing call every Monday night at 8pm for 1-hour. We invite a new Spotlight Speaker and Featured Guest each week where the sport pro’s and prof’s tackle a topic list curated to suit the current climate in the sports industry. Our show also focuses on highlighting and analyzing the intersection of sport with critical social justice issues from an academic lens. We record the entire show for our social media platforms to later post highlights of our speaker’s expert insight and advice.


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Office Hours #16 – Kayla Grey, Sports Anchor at TSN SportTokz with SportProfz

We are coming at you with another Office Hours feature this week hosted by Dan "The Coach" Berlin and TSN Sports Anchor Kayla Grey joins him in the virtual studio! Kayla is an award-winning journalist and currently an anchor for Sportscentre on Canadian sports network, TSN. Kayla became the first black woman to ever host a flagship sports-highlight show in Canada when she made her Sportscentre debut in 2018. On this episode of Office Hours, Kayla delves deeply into her craft and shares her thoughts on staying true to herself. It’s Kayla like you’ve never seen or heard before! We also have an Office Hours first as our executive producer, Chelsea Vern, hosts a Rapid Fire Q'z segment to discover Kayla's interests and hobbies, not just in sports.
  1. Office Hours #16 – Kayla Grey, Sports Anchor at TSN
  2. Office Hours – Dan Gladman, Canadian Screen Award-winning TV Broadcast Producer
  3. Episode #39 – Emily Staker, Attorney, Agent & PR Specialist—Professional Sports & Sports Broadcasting, March 29, 2021
  4. Episode #38 – Cheryl Pounder, 2x Olympic Gold Medalist, Motivational Speaker, Broadcaster, and Co-Host of Her Mark Podcast – March 22nd, 2021
  5. Episode #37 – Asher Hill, CBC Battle of the Blades, Co-Host of #ThatFigureSkatingShow, Coach & Choreographer – March 15, 2021

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