Matt Maychak joined the Canadian Football League as the Vice President of Communications in January, 2008. A Tiger-Cat season ticket holder and lifelong fan, Maychak has brought a wealth of communications and journalism experience to the CFL.
Matt was Executive-Director of Communications in the office of Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty before joining the CFL. He was a key communications advisor for McGuinty for ten years, and an integral part of the Ontario Liberals’ election wins in 2003 and 2007, the first back-to-back majority victories for the party since 1937.
Prior to joining McGuinty’s office in 1997, Maychak spent six years with the CBC, as host of Metro Morning, CBC Radio’s flagship current affairs show in Toronto, and as a reporter with CBC Television. He worked for a dozen years at The Toronto Star, including stints as Chief of the newspaper’s Queen’s Park Bureau, responsible for covering the Ontario Legislature, and Chief of its Prairies Bureau, based in Winnipeg and responsible for covering major news events in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta. His first job as a reporter came as a summer student at the Hamilton Spectator.
Maychak has a Bachelor of Journalism degree from Ottawa’s Carleton University and is an enthusiastic if not accomplished golfer and skier, Maychak has helped coach several youth basketball teams in Scarborough. Matt was born and raised in Hamilton.