Michael Cooke

Former Editor of the Toronto Star and the Chicago Sun-Times


Michael Cooke, the longest-serving Editor in the Toronto Star’s recent history.

A visit to Toronto in 1975 landed him his first job at the Star, working on the copy desk. He became assistant national editor before joining The Gazette in Montreal, where he served as assistant city editor, city editor and co-managing editor. He later served as managing editor of the Edmonton Journal, as editor-in-chief of the Vancouver Province, and helped launch the National Post in 1998.

In 2000, he was named Editor-in-Chief of the Chicago Sun-Times. He became Editor-in-Chief of the New York Daily News in 2005, returning to Chicago in 2006 as Vice-President of Editorial for the Chicago Sun-Times News Group and later as Editor-in-Chief of the Sun-Times.