Staff

The Chatham-Kent Sports Network is comprised of a dedicated group of staff and volunteers. If you’re looking to contact a specific member of the CKSN editorial team, please use the list below.

Reporter/Founder – Ian Kennedy – ian@cksn.ca – 519-784-4919
A University of Western Ontario graduate, Ian loves local sports, and has been writing about sports through a variety of mediums since 2009. Ian’s sportscasts and news contributions are regularly featured on 99.1 CKXS FM in Wallaceburg. In the past, Ian worked as a columnist and reporter for the Chatham-Kent Daily Post. Ian lives in Chatham-Kent with his wife Stephanie, and daughter Ezra.

Editor/Sports Reporter/Broadcaster – Jay Smith – news@cksn.ca
Jay Smith is the afternoon drive host of “Weekdaze” on 99.1 CKXS, based out of Wallaceburg. Smith, a local journalist and radio personality, is a Thamesville born and bred sports enthusiast and father of twin girls, Grace and Aubrey. Jay is a grad of Conestoga College’s Journalism: Print and Broadcasting program. An avid Red Wings and Blue Jays fan, Smith is also a retired professional wrestler. Jay supplies play-by-play for local Jr. C hockey games on 99.1 CKXS and can be heard live on the air daily from 2 to 7 pm. Follow Smith on Twitter @jay991ckxs

Photographer – Kelsey Vermeersch
An experienced sports photographer, Kelsey was born and raised in Blenheim, Ontario. Aside from covering hockey games across the region, Kelsey also does photography for couples, weddings, and individuals.

Photographer/Reporter – Wyatt Williams
A Chatham born sports enthusiast who has coached many years in the Chatham Outlaws, Wyatt also was involved with the Chatham Ball Hockey League as the president, a coach, and an official. Wyatt still officiates in the OWHA and OMHA. He developed an interest in photography while in public school and has worked on his craft to this day. He especially enjoys sports photography, with a love of ice hockey. Wyatt is married to his wife Carol, and they have a son Wendel, and daughter Emily. He is also a devoted dog-dad to Vixen and Lexi.

Reporter/ Hockey Scout/ Analyst – Matt Pepper A lifetime CK resident, Matt has a unique background in both both media and sports. A graduate of St. Clair Colleges Journalism: Print and New Media Program in 2009. From there he earned a degree in Sports Management Worldwides Hockey Scouting and General Manager Program. During this program, he began to film players for Rinknet, a subscription based program for Hockey personal to video scout players. After this venture, he entered into an internship for International Scouting Services. It was in this program he learned the ins and outs of Scouting Hockey Players, primarily focusing on AAA Bantam and Midget Players. This season he has joined the scouting staff for TheScout.ca. Matt brings unique Hockey content and perspective to CKSN. He lives in Chatham with his Fiancee Michelle and Step-Daughter Zoey. Following him Twitter @mattpjournalist or Instagram @mattscoutshockey

Photographer – Courtney June

Photographer – Sophie Marvell

If you don’t see the sport you’re looking for above, or need general information regarding the Chatham-Kent Sports Network, please connect with us via our Contact Form, or call 519-784-4919.