Robert Jaros

I like to think of myself as the product of Old World attachment to tradition and New World spirit of discovery. Born into a large family (five kids) in a working class neighbourhood of Montréal (Ville Émard) of a down-to-earth French-Canadian mother and a head-in-the-clouds Slovak father. I grew up among admonitions to hardwork and pastroal tales. I’ve been (among other things) a demolition worker (sledgehammer virtuoso), a bartender (in an espresso bar), a sexology researcher (seriously), and a diplomatic protocol liaison officer (i.e.cocktail party planner). So naturally I ended up a reporter. I love radio, its intimacy, its imagery. Above all, I love the job where I get to meet ordinary people with amazing stories to tell.CLOSE THE WINDOW