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Based in Toronto, Rachel Brady writes on a number of sports for The Globe and Mail, including basketball, football, tennis, golf, hockey and the Olympics, focused especially on features. After earning a journalism degree at Carleton University and a masters in sport and recreation administration at University of New Brunswick, Rachel spent nine years as a multimedia producer at in Michigan, covering college football and basketball at the University of Michigan as well as Detroit's pro teams. She returned to Canada in 2008 and joined CTV's Olympic consortium for the Vancouver Olympics. She began writing for the Globe in 2011 and has covered everything from the Olympics to Grey Cups and the NBA Finals.

She won the 2021 National Newspaper Award for Sports and received a Michener Award nomination, partnering with Grant Robertson on an investigation that revealed a troubling number of elite amateur Canadian athletes binge, purge and starve themselves, often under pressure from coaches and national sports organizations. The series, Dangerous Games, exposed how some athletes received dubious claims about “sports science” and were pushed into eating disorders.


Years in Journalism


Years at The Globe and Mail


Carleton University Bachelor of Journalism, University of New Brunswick Master of Sport & Recreation Administraion

Rachel Brady abides by The Globe and Mail Editorial Code of Conduct

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