Red Fisher (journalist)
Fisher in December 2009
22 August 1926 |
Fisher was born in Montreal in 1926 and was given the nickname "Red" due to the colour of his hair in his younger years. He began his hockey coverage in The Montreal Star newspaper in 1954 where he remained as writer and sports editor until that paper's demise in 1979. Immediately after this, he joined the Montreal Gazette as sports editor (for a short time), where his columns continued to appear.
Fisher was the longest-serving beat writer covering an NHL team. Over his career, he worked for 10 editors and publishers, and won the Canadian National Newspaper Award three times. Fisher's retirement was announced by Gazette publisher Alan Allnutt in a column on 8 June 2012.
As of December 2015, Fisher continues to write guest articles for the Gazette.
Awards and recognition
- 1985: Hockey Hall of Fame, Elmer Ferguson Memorial Award
- 1999: International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame inductee
- Red's hockey reporting gets the gold; Red Fisher has covered 17 of Habs' Stanley Cup titles Boone, MikeView Profile. Star - Phoenix [Saskatoon, Sask] 28 Aug 2010: B.4.
- Fisher, Red Red Fisher: Remembering great friend and Habs legend Dickie Moore, dead at age 84 Montreal Gazette. December 20, 2015
- Allnutt, Alan (8 June 2012). "Legendary Fisher Calls it a Career". The Gazette (Montreal).
- "Elmer Ferguson Memorial Award Winners". Hockey Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2006-11-11.
- "Red Fisher (biography)". International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2006-11-11.
- Montreal Gazette: Red Fisher, accessed 11 November 2006
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