Friday, May 3, 2013

Gary McCarthy, Missisauga News reporter, CBC producer, dies at 68

Gary McCarthy, a reporter for The Mississauga News, has died following a brief bout with cancer.  He was 68.
McCarthy took up sports writing after retiring as a CBC news producer. For the past decade, he focused on the Ontario Hockey League, reporting on the Mississauga IceDogs and Mississauga St. Michael's Majors for the Mississauga News.
McCarthy’s media career began in Montreal when he was 17. A big sports fan, he considered himself fortunate to meet legendary hockey players such as Gordie Howe, Bobby Hull and Bobby Orr.
 He covered the Montreal Expos as a Canadian Press reporter, beginning with their first year in 1969 at Jarry Park.
In 1972, he began a 26-year career with CBC, working as an anchor of the late-night sportscast in Montreal. He transferred to CBC Radio Toronto a year later and worked as a news editor and executive producer. He climbed the ranks to manager with the CBC National Radio news service before retiring in 1999.

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