Conway, 36, is the producer of news and current affairs at CBC Northeastern Ontario Radio Sudbury. While working at CBC Television in Winnipeg, he won a Gemini award for investigative reporting. The documentary was on children and violent video games. Conway has a degree in political science from Laurentian University, and studied broadcast journalism at Canadore College. At age 29, he was one of the youngest journalists ever to become a CBC Radio national reporter. He has reported from Russia, England, Australia and the United States. He and his wife Angie have four children.
is your greatest professional
A:Having the pleasure of working in a field where I love coming to work, where I work with interesting and intelligent people, and where each day’s course is unknown. Let me
tell you, it’s better than working for a living. So, my greatest professional accomplishment is simply being employed in broadcasting. Everything else is gravy.
is your favourite movie or book?
A:My favourite movie is Gross Pointe Blank. I find the writing witty and hilarious. My favourite book is Dr. Seuss’s Green Eggs and Ham. (I have four children and I think it’s a brilliant book).
is your personal motto?
A: You only live once. Don’t waste it.
is the No. 1 thing you are working toward that you haven’t
A: Professionally, I would like to develop a CBC Radio network program produced, hosted and based in Sudbury. I don’t believe you have to be based in Toronto to develop network quality programming. We have a number of very smart programmers and broadcasters here in Sudbury.
advice would you give to young leaders under the age
of 40 to get more involved in their community?
A: If you’re getting involved in the community, make sure it’s an activity or a cause that you truly enjoy or believe in.