Kayla Grey is an award-winning journalist and an anchor for SportsCentre on TSN. She’s had a career full of achievements: upon her debut on SportsCentre in 2018, Kayla became the first Black woman to ever host a flagship sports-highlight show in Canada, and in 2019, she was a reporter for the Toronto Raptors during their historic NBA Championship run and their Championship parade, watched by 5.7 million people across Canada.
In 2020, Kayla used her platform for a different purpose. Her criticism of the use of racial slurs in sports media opened up a conversation on racism that had a ripple effect within the industry. Despite facing hate mail and social media attacks, she continued to shine a light on systemic anti-Black racism, as well as advocate offline for more inclusion in her industry. Whether it be behind the scenes or in front of a large audience, Kayla is working to ensure that she’s no longer one of a few Black women in Canadian Sports Journalism.