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Personalities-KevinHirschfield

Kevin Hirschfield

Producer

Kevin realized early on that his childhood dream of becoming a professional hockey player was not going to happen and soon after, he discovered the world of journalism and broadcasting.He graduated from the Creative Communications Program at Red River College in 2011 and after stints at the Winnipeg Sun and the Portage la Prairie Graphic/Herald Leader newspapers, he joined the Shaw team in October of 2014. Kevin covered many community-based stories in Portage la Prairie, which are some of the most fulfilling to profile. He hopes to highlight the people, places, and events that go under the radar in Winnipeg, but are some of the best stories to tell.

Favourite Movie: Happy Gilmore

Favourite Book: The Game by Ken Dryden

Can’t Live Without: Rock music

What Makes Winnipeg Great: Passionate people

 
Personalities-TracyKoga

Tracy Koga

Senior Producer

Tracy Koga is a true Manitoban, born and raised in Winnipeg, and now happily married and raising her family here. Tracy is a former dancer with The Royal Winnipeg Ballet going through the school ranks, graduating right into the company. After dancing around the world, she settled down back home and landed an opportunity to work for Shaw TV covering arts and entertainment. For more than 10 years with Shaw TV, Tracy enjoys producing and hosting "Backstage" everyday, and working on  TV specials that have taken her to Disney World, Churchill and The Pas in Manitoba's north, and as far away as Israel!

Favorite movie: Titanic

Favorite Book: "Rex" story of a music savant - by Cathleen Lewis

Can't Live Without:  My family

What Makes Winnipeg Great:  Its eclectic arts and culture scene and vibe!

 
Personalities-BlairMalazdrewich

Blair Malazdrewich

Producer

Blair hails from Stonewall, Manitoba but has brought his small town charm to every continent as a skater with Disney on Ice. Three years ago he traded in his skates for a microphone as a reporter for Global News, first in Regina and later in Winnipeg. Blair studied Radio, Television and Broadcast News at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology and brings to go!Winnipeg a passion for those special, personal stories which would otherwise fall through the cracks. A pop-culture aficionado, Blair can’t live a day without music and loves to start conversations with strangers…an opportunity to try out his latest jokes.

Favourite Movie: Too many to choose from…I could maybe give you a top ten

Favourite Book: The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald or Born Standing up Steve Martin or Bossy Pants by Tina Fey

Can’t Live Without: Creativity and my iPhone

What Makes Winnipeg Great: Historic Architecture