This week we are crushing on Sports Television personality Mia Gordon.
Mia’s passion for sports began at a young age, and her talent showed very quickly. She played professional tennis on the Women’s Tennis Association tour before taking a scholarship at the University of Louisiana. That was where she discovered her love for journalism, eventually graduating with honors in Mass Communications and Broadcasting. Soon after, she was offered a position as a videographer, reporter and anchor at NBC and CBS affiliates in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Mia returned to Canada in 2012. She took a job at CHCH in Hamilton, Ontario, working as a videographer, reporter and writer. Shortly after, she was appointed as the news host and reporter for Leafs TV. Mia’s career continued to flourish as the national reporter and anchor for the Sun News Network as well the in-game host for the Toronto Rock of the National Lacrosse League. Her love for live sporting events grew and a year later, she was named the new host of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats Ticats TV creating and reporting on daily content for fans.
In 2015 Mia struck Canadian sports media gold, joining the team at TSN. There she worked as the anchor and reporter for both TSN 1050 and TSN 1150, an all-sports talk radio station, covering the Canadian Football League and Tennis. This gig gave her the chance to appear on SportsCentre, TSN’s flagship program for Canadian sports. It was there where she interviewed Canadian tennis star and childhood friend, Milos Raonic. And if all that wasn’t cool enough, in 2016 Mia got the opportunity of a lifetime: to cover the Summer Olympics with the CBC.
Currently, Mia is the lead reporter, producer and writer at the National Lacrosse League’s brand new digital TV station. She also hosts her own show on NLL Productions called The Box. And while sports are her passion, Mia also realizes the importance of giving back to her community. Mia supports charities that are close to her heart including the Princess Margaret Foundation and Motionball. In her spare time, she loves to travel, watch sports, work out and write.
Athletic, accomplished and with a heart of gold; we find Mia Gordon to be very very crushable!
What is your ideal first date/ what’s the best date you’ve ever been on?
My ideal first date is having the chance to really get to know the other person’s personality. I love when they plan something creative, but also something that allows us to get to talk and get to know each other. Maybe it is a picnic in the park or taking me out to the ball game As for my best date ever, my boyfriend surprised me for a recent birthday with a chance to swim with whale sharks. I think he really shot himself in the foot on that one because I don’t know how he can top that!
What is your instant deal breaker?
An instant deal breaker is someone who seems too reserved. I am someone who is very outgoing and likes to try new things. I could not be with someone who is too shy and too scared to go outside of their comfort zone. That and smokers, I like to live a healthy active lifestyle, no second hand smoke allowed.
What is the best piece of romance advice you have ever received?
Best piece of romance advice I have ever received is learn to love yourself first. After a bad break up I received this advice and took some time away from the dating scene. I learned what my true passions and goals were. Once you truly love yourself and know your worth it makes dating so much easier because you know what you are looking for and don’t waste time with people who aren’t the right fit.
What is the first thing you notice about a potential love interest?
The first thing I notice about a potential love interest is one, of course, if I am attracted to them. I love a good smile and warm eyes but too, if they ask a lot of questions and are genuinely interested in getting to know me.
If there was one piece of advice you could give to other men/women out there, what would it be?
My one piece of advice that I would give to people out there is have fun and don’t take it too seriously. So many of my friends, and I am guilty of this too, lose sight of what dating is all about. It is about getting to know another person and at the same time getting to know yourself. Enjoy the good times and learn from the bad times, but most importantly have fun, laugh, and love every minute of the process.