Toronto Star reporter Leavitt to depart

Kieran Leavitt, a reporter covering politics and national news for The Toronto Star, is set to depart after more than five years. He wrote on X/Twitter: “I’m leaving the Toronto Star. What an incredible ride it’s been. Thx to all who followed along, and to my great colleagues. I wish the paper all the success. […]

Toronto Star hires SpearChief-Morris as political reporter

Joy SpearChief-Morris has joined The Toronto Star’s parliamentary bureau as a political reporter to cover indigenous issues and politics. Recently, she was a national news reporter at The Globe and Mail. Since May 2021, SpearChief-Morris has been freelancing for The Globe and Mail, The Narwhal, The Walrus and CBC. Previously, she joined The Globe and […]

Toronto Star hires Takagi as staff reporter

The Toronto Star has tapped Andy Takagi to serve as a staff reporter. Recently, he was at iPolitics, where he wrote the flagship newsletter “The Morning Brief.” Previously, Takagi held the posts of associate photo editor, staff writer, associate news editor and news editor at Varsity Publications Inc. Takagi has a B.A. from the University […]

Bloomberg hires Dobby as Canada finance reporter

Christine Dobby will join Bloomberg News as a reporter to cover the Canadian financial sector. Recently, she served as a business reporter at The Toronto Star. Previously, Dobby worked at The Globe and Mail for more than six years, holding the posts of telecom reporter and corporate law reporter for Report on Business. She also […]

Passafiume swaps Toronto Star for Canadian Press

Alessia Passafiume has joined The Canadian Press as a parliament hill reporter, indigenous and gender affairs. She joins from The Toronto Star, where she worked as a breaking news and culture reporter on the Express desk. Passafiume joined the Star in January 2022 as a city life and health reporter, audience. She also worked as […]

Murphy swaps Toronto Star for CTV News

Aisling Murphy, a staff reporter at The Toronto Star, has left to join the digital team of CTV News. She begins on March 27. In her new role, Murphy will write breaking news and entertainment stories. Previously, she worked as an associate editor and senior editor at Intermission Magazine TO in Toronto. Murphy has a […]

Vega joins the Toronto Star’s Express desk as a reporter

Manuela Vega, a digital producer and newsletter writer at The Toronto Star has joined its Express desk as a reporter. Previously, Vega was an executive podcast producer at On The Record in Canada. She was an associate producer at Postmedia Network. Vega graduated from The Creative School at Toronto Metropolitan University. Connect with Vega on […]

Jiang joins Toronto Star’s Express desk as a journalist

Kevin Jiang, a digital producer at The Toronto Star, has joined the Express desk as a staff reporter. He joined the Star in September 2020 as a news reporter. Previously, Jiang freelanced for Narcity Media, where he covered Western Canada. Jiang graduated from the University of British Columbia. Be sure to congratulate Jiang on Twitter.

Toronto Star digital producer Ejiofor departs for new role

Annette Ejiofor has joined news site and podcast CANADALAND as a managing editor. Recently, she was a digital producer at The Toronto Star. Ejiofor worked at Spectrum News as a digital producer, copy editor and social media manager. She worked part-time as a politics, features and long form editor at venture-backed company Blavity Inc. She […]

Toronto Star economics columnist Scoffield departs for new role

Heather Scoffield, Ottawa bureau chief and an economics columnist at The Toronto Star, has left. Her tweet reads: “I will miss my smart and passionate friends and colleagues in the media, but I am very much looking forward to the next stage of my career in public policy. “Next week, I will join the Business […]