Area of ExpertiseLong-form feature writing, Hockey, Indigenous issues
Marty Klinkenberg is a reporter for The Globe and Mail. Born and raised in Miami, Marty is a dual-citizen of Canada and the U.S. He is based in Edmonton and writes about Western Canada, including sports, the arts, and native and northern issues. He is also author of The McDavid Efffect, a book on Connor McDavid, and had a series of stories turned into the James Cromwell film Still Mine.
I grew up in Miami, the son of a former Swing pianist who ended up working in the hotel business on Miami Beach. I spent countless hours in my youth fishing and camping in the Florida Keys, a love that my son, Matthew, a college student in Boston, has inherited. Journalism has taken me everywhere from Miami to New Brunswick to New York and now Alberta, with past work assignments including covering the war in Afghanistan, an earthquake in Haiti, hurricanes, an airplane crash in Queens, a Canadian youth orchestra in China, a Super Bowl, a World Series and the Stanley Cup playoffs. I am fortunate to have won four National Newspaper Awards in Canada, and was part of a team that won a Pulitzer Prize for coverage of Hurricane Andrew while working at The Miami Herald. I am a sad fan of the Miami Dolphins and Baltimore Orioles, love dogs and enjoy cooking and gardening.
Why did you become a journalist?
My older brother, Jeff, is also a journalist. I followed in his footsteps. Also, I have no other noticeable skill.
Years in Journalism40
Years at The Globe and Mail4
B.Sc., Florida International University
English; some Spanish and French