2 lacrosse players, a squash player, a quarterback, and an NCAA gymnast walk into a room. That was the family Lindsay Hamilton grew up in.
Lindsay Hamilton, The Sports Network (TSN) reporter and SportsCentre anchor has always had a love for sports. Greatly influenced by a family that was so immersed in the world of athletics, one could say that it was inevitable that she fell in love with it. Growing up, Lindsay participated in gymnastics, swim, field hockey, and her greatest love, lacrosse. She played for the varsity team when she was studying at McMaster University in the ironically named, Hamilton, Ontario.
Lindsay’s passion extends just beyond the court too. She began auditioning for television roles when she was 13 years old and received her long-awaited big break her senior year of high school when she took on the role of host for the Family Channel. She had the privilege of interviewing a variety of entertainers like Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, and Demi Lovato. Looking back, it’s easy to see that Lindsay was born to be a sports personality.
"If you have a spark for something, don't ever let it go. Whether it be a job or a hobby, don't let an arduous path get in your way and strive to be the best person you can be.” - Lindsay Hamilton for Yahoo Life
After high school, Lindsay continued her studies at McMaster University, where she pursued a double major in communications and film. Lindsay had a deep love for film and the television industry, even creating, producing, and hosting a sports radio program at CMFU, Canada’s community radio station.
That wasn’t the only project she took the lead on, she also hosted and produced various MacTV segments. Basically, if Lindsay had an idea in mind, she would find a way to bring it to fruition. And with her charming persona and knack for styling (I’d argue this is a skill she could add to her repertoire), it’s no wonder that it all comes off as effortless.
Two years after Lindsay graduated from McMaster University, in March of 2016, she joined CBC Radio as a sports reporter. Her role consisted primarily of delivering national sports updates for each of the games for the CBC News Network team. These years of her life were some of the busiest, as she also joined Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment as a host for various events for the Toronto Marlies, the IIHF World Juniors, and the Toronto Maple Leafs. On top of that, she also hosted the 2015 Pan Am Games torch relay, a series of artistic gymnastic events in Toronto, and the 100th Grey Cup Anniversary Week.
“I really believe in the power of sport. The valuable characteristics that sport can teach; the way it can bring people together; and how sports can improve your physical and mental well being. I love that I am able to share that power of sport through my job.” - Lindsay Hamilton for Yahoo Life
In 2016, Lindsay took on the role that we know and love her for today: TSN reporter and news anchor for SportsCentre. The woman of many talents takes great pride in showcasing other women who excel in what they do, thus creating one of the most inspiring experiences for any and all girls involved in the sports industry.
"When I have a young girl come up to me and say that she wants to pursue sports because they've seen me in my position … there's something really humbling and gratifying about that," - Lindsay Hamilton for the McMaster Marauders