Melissa Couto

Melissa Couto
Melissa grew up in London, Ont. She has a sports journalism degree from Centennial College in Toronto and a Master’s degree in American history from Western University. Aside from writing for CBN, Melissa also works as a sports reporter-editor at The Canadian Press. She started watching baseball at a young age, and credits her three older brothers with teaching her about baseball and sharing their love of the game with her. Melissa’s first real taste of baseball writing came in March 2012 when she traveled to Dunedin and Fort Myers, Fla. to cover minor league spring training for Centennial College’s online newspaper. Her first story, on Daniel Norris, the Blue Jays second round draft pick in 2011, was published by the Toronto Sun. Since then, Melissa has been writing about Canadian players for this site. She interned at the Toronto Sun in 2012, covering the Blue Jays, Raptors, Argos, and everything in between. She's had stories published in papers and online outlets across the country through CP, as well as Sportsnet.ca, andMLB.com.

Articles by Melissa Couto

josh donaldson bautista swing

Donaldson re-made swing like Bautista

by Melissa Couto | November 29, 2014
m. saunders

Saunders looks forward to Toronto visits

by Melissa Couto | September 27, 2014
Daniel-Norris2

ThrowinSmoke: Norris caps season with start

by Melissa Couto | September 25, 2014
Darren-Shred

Shred plays with memory of his sister always

by Melissa Couto | September 20, 2014
Dalton Pompey

ThrowinSmoke: Pompey knew he’d make it

by Melissa Couto | September 18, 2014
Jay-Oram

Oram excited about T12 return

by Melissa Couto | September 15, 2014
Pompeys

Pompeys new home: The Rogers Centre

by Melissa Couto | September 13, 2014
Chicago Cubs v Toronto Blue Jays

ThrowinSmoke: Norris shares big day with sis

by Melissa Couto | September 13, 2014
derek-jeter-toronto

ThrowinSmoke: Jeter bids farewell to Toronto

by Melissa Couto | September 1, 2014
bautista-ejected

ThrowinSmoke: Bautista frustration boils over

by Melissa Couto | August 26, 2014
lloyd moseby

ThrowinSmoke: Moseby has hopes for his team

by Melissa Couto | August 19, 2014
Daniel-Norris2

ThrowinSmoke: Rapid rise continues for Norris

by Melissa Couto | August 9, 2014
Chris-Davis

Davis has always hit north of the border

by Melissa Couto | August 5, 2014
Marcus-Stroman

ThrowinSmoke: Snedeker proud of Stroman

by Melissa Couto | July 31, 2014
A-Sanchez-Jays

Prospect Sanchez impresses in Jays debut

by Melissa Couto | July 25, 2014
Josh-Naylor-Derby

ThrowinSmoke: Naylor impressing on big stages

by Melissa Couto | July 23, 2014
T-Robson

ThrowinSmoke: Robson has torn UCL

by Melissa Couto | July 15, 2014
morneau cup

Morneau has a whole country voting for him

by Melissa Couto | July 10, 2014
The Toronto Blue Jays defeat the Atlanta Braves 9-3.

Jays road trip could be defining moment

by Melissa Couto | July 3, 2014
panambb

ThrowinSmoke: Pan-Am gold one to savour

by Melissa Couto | June 30, 2014