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.


Sandro Contenta

Sandro Contenta is a feature writer at the Toronto Star. He joined the paper in 1981 and spent nine years as a foreign correspondent, reporting from the Middle East and Europe. He covered the second Palestinian intifada, as well as conflicts in Kosovo, Iraq and Lebanon and revolutions in Ukraine, Georgia, Tunisia and Egypt. A former education beat reporter, Contenta is the author of the book Rituals of Failure: What Schools Really Teach. His work has been nominated for four National Newspaper Awards.