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.


John Spears

John Spears has been a reporter at the Toronto Star since 1977, including stints as bureau chief in Halifax and at Toronto city hall. He is currently a business reporter. He first heard about the ninth of November gale from his father, who grew up in Tobermory. He spends as much time as possible by Lake Huron, at the family cottage near Kincardine.