That’s how Heather Hiscox explains how she ended up as one of the most beloved members of the media.
“I was a disc jockey at CFOS in Owen Sound. $4.50/hour and all the records you could eat, as we used to say ’cause the pay was so bad, and that’s where it began. And so I went to the University of Toronto, and through the summers I’d work at the radio station. And my 3rd year I finally thought to myself why am I going to law school? I don’t even know if I love law school, but I know that I love this.”
When she talks to students she says “you may take a circuitous route but it can lead to wonderful things. As in any career, you have to love it and work very hard at it. You have to work longer and harder than everyone and be open.”
Her other bit of sage advice? Run.
“I do about 10k. It keeps me going, keeps the energy level, and it keeps you awake.”