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.


Barbara Turnbull

Barbara Turnbull is a reporter for the Toronto Star. She is the founder of the Barbara Turnbull Foundation, which funds Canadian research into neuroscience and, especially, treatment of spinal cord injuries. Barbara was rendered a quadriplegic during the armed holdup of the convenience store where she worked part-time when she was 18. She received an honorary doctorate of laws from the University of Toronto in 2007 and an honorary doctorate of laws from York University in 2012, and has also received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. She is the author of a 1997 autobiography, Looking in the Mirror.