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.

Paul Hunter and Joseph Hall

Paul Hunter has been a reporter at the Toronto Star for 26 years. For most of that time, he worked in Sports, where he covered five Olympics and enjoyed two or three years of good hockey during two decades as the Maple Leafs beat writer. Hunter has been nominated for a National Newspaper Award in sports writing and was named to the Maple Leafs media wall of fame. He joined the Star’s features team in 2011 and is nominated for a 2012 NNA for Project of the Year. Hunter previously wrote a Star Dispatches eRead entitled I Remember: Stories From the Conflict Zones.

Joseph Hall has worked at the Toronto Star since 1985. In that time he’s covered the medical, science and transportation beats for the paper. He’s also been a sports and feature writer. He’s won numerous national science and medical awards as well as major prizes for his news and investigative reporting. He grew up a rabid Toronto Maple Leafs fan through the Harold Ballard era and beyond, which taught him the meaning of patience, hope and heartache. He lives in Toronto’s Beaches area with his wife, a fellow journalist, and their 11-year-old son.