Bell Memorial - Inducted 1988
For over twenty years, John Short has been reporting sports events in Alberta for press, radio, and TV. During his career, he has covered every sport imaginable at every level possible, but amateur sports have always been a major focus of his attention. His concerns about the state of sports go much deeper than simple coverage of events as he involves himself with analysis and investigation of sports problems from financing to administration and the role of government. As a sports columnist with the Edmonton Journal or the host of 'Short Cuts' and 'Sports Talk', John Short is always straightforward with his opinions and outspoken with both criticisms and credit - all done with the intent of improving the sporting experience for both kids and adults, whether in recreational or elite level sport. John Short's wide knowledge of the Canadian sports scene was recognized when he was named to the selection committee for Canada's Sports Hall of Fame.
John Short reached the milestone of 60 years in the business on November 15, 2012. He is a regular contributor and columnist with the Edmonton Sun and writes the NAIT athletics website and game-day programs. He still enjoys reporting on high school and college sports, the Edmonton Eskimos, Edmonton Oilers, and horse racing.