Lee Jones: Sports Director
Published Tuesday, November 2, 2010 4:22PM CST
Last Updated Thursday, March 6, 2014 4:13PM CST
Born in Wigan, England, Lee's family moved to Canada just a few months later, eventually settling in Sherwood Park, Alberta. It was there Lee's love affair with sports began. From watching the Edmonton Oilers Stanley Cup dynasty in the 1980's to the dominance of the Edmonton Eskimos. It drove Lee to make sports part of his life, always rushing off on weekends to play hockey, baseball, soccer, football, and golf. While Lee's dreams of being a professional athlete ended in his high school days, he turned his attention to broadcasting, combining his love of sports and performance arts.
After graduating with honours from the journalism program at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (N.A.I.T.). Lee took his first broadcasting job, moved out east to Saskatchewan and CTV Yorkton in 1999. There, Lee covered everythingfrom farming to sports. Lee joined CTV Regina in 2001 as a general reporter and made the move full time to sports in 2002.
Since then, Lee has been able to report on several magical moments in Saskatchewan sports history. He was in Toronto for the Riders 2007 Grey Cup win and at Mosaic Stadium for the historic 2013 Grey Cup win on hometurf. In fact, the Riders have only missed the playoffs once since he began covering them in 2002. Along with five Grey Cups, Lee has also covered several Briers, Scotties Tournament of Hearts, the 2006 WHL Finals with the Moose Jaw Warriors, the 2005 Royal Bank Cup in Weyburn, the 2005 Canada Summer Games.
Lee also works part time for TSN, as a sideline reporter for Saskatchewan Roughrider home games. He also performed that role for the 2011 and 2012 Vanier Cups.
"It's a blessing that I wake up every morning excited to head to work. To be able to keep people up to date on what's happening the Saskatchewan sports scene is a dream come true. I'm always looking to keep improving and give fans the coverage they deserve."
In addition to taking an active role in community events, Lee is a huge supporter of the Regina Humane Society and Mental Health Awareness. He lives in Regina with his wife Marnel, and his dog Barkley.