Being a competent journalist requires an outspoken nature and ability to handle the controversies courageously. Christie Blatchford is the writer who possesses these qualities and has always been honest about the prevalent injustice and problems of society. She is known as a Canadian newspaper columnist and non-fiction writer who is keen about writing.
Career and Progression:
Christie Blatchford embarked his career as a sports reporter in 1973 for Global and Mail where she was termed as Canada’s first female sports columnist. After that, she served as a feature writer for Toronto Star and columnist for Toronto Star from 1982. She transferred to newly launched, National Post in 1998 and grabbed the National Newspaper Award for column writing in 1999.
Besides that, Christie has authored books like The Black Hand: The Bloody Rise and Redemption of "Boxer" Enriquez, a Mexican Mob Killer (2008), Helpless: Caledonia's Nightmare of Fear and Anarchy, and How the Law Failed All of Us (2010). Her other books are Fifteen Days: Stories of Bravery, Friendship, Life and Death from Inside the New Canadian Army (2007), and Life sentences: Stories From Four Decades of Court Reporting - Or, How I Fell Out of Love with the Canadian Justice System (2016).
Salary and Net Worth:
Christie has persevered throughout her career to establish herself in the industry. She has contributed more than a decade in the sector working in the large scale media. The works from media have helped her gain massive recognition and economic success. The amount she accumulated from the salary of media and earnings from the book has enabled her to enjoy hefty net worth in thousands.
Personal life: Married, Husband, and Divorce!
Unlike her career, the real life of Christie is far from exciting and stagnant. The outspoken journalist got married in her teens to a man who looked like her father. She was married to Jim Otto and got the divorce soon after. Since it has been a long time, the information about whether or not they were happy in the early years is yet to know.
After experiencing a broken marriage once, Christie never summoned the courage to start a romance in her life. The journalist is possibly single and unmarried at the age of 65. Moreover, she always seemed focus on her career and kept the stuff like relationship distant. Although she has stayed single, she doesn’t show any traits which resemble a lesbian. Her past marriage also dispels the suspicion that she might be a gay.
According to some wiki sources, Christie Blatchford was born on May 20, 1951, in Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec. The journalist graduated in 1970 from North Toronto Collegiate Institute. She then attended Ryerson University where she studied journalism. She has an impressive height which enhances her personality.