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Michael Cooke

Michael Cooke

Consultant. Past Editor, Toronto Star, Canada

Michael Cooke is a consultant and recently retired editor of the Toronto Star, a position he held since March 2009. He began his career at age 17 as an apprentice reporter and following positions in and around London's Fleet Street and at Bristol's Western Daily Press, he emigrated to Toronto in 1974 where he became assistant national editor at The Star. In 1977, he moved to The Gazette in Montreal where he served as assistant city editor, city editor and co-managing editor. He moved to The Edmonton Journal in 1992 as managing editor and in 1995 he became editor in chief of The Vancouver Province. During the winter and spring of 1998, Michael was one of a team of founding editors of Canada's new national daily newspaper, The National Post.
In 2000 he was named editor in chief of the Chicago Sun-Times, and following a year away as editor in chief of the New York Daily News in 2005, he returned to Chicago as Vice-President of Editorial for the Chicago Sun-Times News Group (100 titles) in 2006 and re-appointed as editor in chief of the Sun-Times in the fall of 2006.


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