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Rogers Sportsnet scoops up venerable Globe sports columnist Stephen Brunt

Rogers Sportsnet announced Monday that Stephen Brunt, one of the most distinguished voices in Canadian sports, is joining the company full time, leaving the Globe and Mail after almost 30 years of service. Having already lent his rumbling baritone to Sportsnet Radio, the celebrated columnist will now contribute to all Sportsnet media platforms, including the new magazine launching Thursday. “It felt like time to take a bit of a leap in my life,” said Brunt on the radio show Prime Time Sports (he’s been with the Globe since he started as an arts intern in 1982). Sportsnet claims he will work for the company “exclusively on a full-time basis,” but Globe hockey reporter James Mirtle tweeted that Brunt will continue to write for the paper weekly (and we’ve heard similar murmurs elsewhere). Even if Brunt doesn’t abandon the Globe entirely, the daily will be hurting after already losing Christie Blatchford to the National Post a few months ago. Read the entire story [Sportsnet] »

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