Rob Evanston, is a lifelong Regina and a football follower , he was selected as an Assistant Sports Editor in 1995 and was named as a sports writer one year later. He is now the Leader Post’s Sports Editor and daily columnist . Evanston has spent most of his time in the Leader Post writing about the Saskatchewan Rigidness.
Rob is one of the top sports editor in Saskatchewan. Rob Venation’s goal was to be a sports writer in Regina. He studied at Campbell Collegiate in his High school years. He was a good student in English class, so the teachers inspired him to be a Journalist.
After college he tried to apply to Journalists. He was waiting list for two months, after that he was called for an interview. Rob got selected as a Journalist, later for his Job, he Joined The Leader Post.
He worked at Leader Post for 26 years, there were numerous weird times at his work. He took interviews and edit the report in his weekends, he works up to three-five in the morning, because he liked to work at the time in the morning. Rob Evanston always re-checks before printing the newspapers and the reports.
He always tries to make the report interesting for the reader.Rob is very anxious to read and write anything. To make a better report first he makes a draft and then he revises it for an hour. He tries to get to the heart of the story for a better report. One of Rob’s best reports was about a young NFG football player, Jon Ryan. In Rob’s reports was during training camp in 2006, Jon Ryan found out his father, Bob was diagnosed with terminal cancer and he preserved through tough reasons, which included punting in a game two days after his father’s death. His terminates voted him as the recipient of the Education Block Courage Award in 2006 for his display of rage and sportsmanship.
Rob Evanston took several interviews with the Roughhouses. He has written two books about the Roughhouses Grey Cup ( winning teams ) West Riders Best ( about the 1966 Roughhouses) and The Greatest Grey Cup Ever (1989). In addition Evanston covered the 2008 Summer Olympics and 2010 Winter Olympics for the Leader Post and Post Media News. Rob Evanston is a very interesting person. He is one of the top two sports editors and the best booksellers in Saskatchewan.
He inspired many people to try to be a journalist Just like him.