Beverley Smith’s career in journalism started in 1978 at The Globe and Mail in Toronto. Pj got the chance to sit down with Bev and talk about her journey to the top of the writing game, which is as interesting and unexpected as any of the stories she has covered.
It all started with the legendary racehorse Northern Dancer and a race on television that Bev watched when she was very young. Before she knew it, Bev’s passion for writing was ignited. She spent a lot of her free time as a young girl not only writing and illustrating stories and books but also trying to figure out a way beyond her small town life. She did it.
During her time as a sports reporter for The Globe, Bev has earned 4 Sovereign Awards for horse racing stories, co-written a book on the Queen’s Plate as well as four extremely successful figure skating books.
If the Beverley Smith podcast episode had a title, it would be: “If you can dream it, you can do it.”