Our Journalists

Breaking a news story takes dedication, sometimes for years. It requires curiosity,
determination and a commitment to delivering the truth to a public who deserve
nothing less. Star journalists are held in the highest regard for their integrity, accuracy and relentless pursuit of news stories that need telling.

Antonia Zerbisias

Award-winning Toronto Star writer Antonia Zerbisias has been fascinated by the world of elite “call girls” since the age of 14, when, at a birthday dinner at Montreal’s most exclusive hotel restaurant, a gentleman at the next table offered to buy her and her sister a celebratory drink and dessert. The maitre d’ was summoned and said that it was against hotel policy for “unaccompanied women” to accept. That’s when Antonia learned about the shadowy world of “professional party girls” with “little black books” of clients’ names and numbers. Since then, and over a 40 year career as a TV reporter and presenter, columnist and critic, Antonia has encountered many a “working girl” that smash the stigma and the stereotypes. This is why she wanted to tell their stories – and why the ladies in these pages were willing to share theirs.