John Gleeson, recipient of the Jack Webster Foundation’s 2018 City Mike Award for Commentator of the Year, is the editor and associate publisher of Coast Reporter. Gleeson has worked at newspapers across Western Canada for more than 30 years. From 1997 to 2007 he was a senior editor at the Winnipeg Sun and before then he was managing editor of the Interlake Publishing group in Manitoba and editor of the Selkirk Journal. Born in Vancouver, he started his newspaper career as a reporter in White Rock, Sechelt (The Press) and Gibsons (Coast News). He lives in Halfmoon Bay and has three adult children and five grandchildren.