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Rachel Brady
StaffSports reporterToronto, Canada

Area of Expertise

Sports features

Based in Toronto, Rachel Brady covers sports for The Globe and Mail, focused especially on features. She began as a multimedia producer at in Michigan, covering college football, basketball and Detroit's pro teams. She returned to Canada in 2008 and became a producer with CTV's Olympic consortium.

She began writing for The Globe in 2011 and has covered events from the Olympics to Grey Cups and the NBA Finals, and has reported on issues including gender equity and athlete abuse. Rachel has profiled many of Canada’s biggest athletes.

She won the 2021 National Newspaper Award for sports coverage 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.

Why did you become a journalist?

To shine a light on people who are doing things that are interesting or significant, and to hold accountable those in power.


Years in Journalism


Years at The Globe and Mail


Bachelor of Journalism, Carleton University;

Master of Sport and Recreation Administration, University of New Brunswick

Honours & Awards

2021 National Newspaper Award for Sports and Michener Award nomination with Grant Robertson

Languages spoken


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

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