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.


Michelle Shephard

Michelle Shephard is the Toronto Star’s National Security correspondent and has covered issues of terrorism, security and civil rights in the years since 9/11, travelling extensively throughout Kenya, Somalia and Yemen, as well as visiting Waziristan, Washington and a few places in between. She has made the journey to Guantanamo Bay’s U.S. Naval Base 26 times and counting. Shephard is the author of two books, Decade of Fear: Reporting from Terrorism’s Grey Zone (2011) and Guantanamo’s Child (2008). She is currently directing and producing two feature-length documentaries and is on the board of directors of Canadian Journalists for Free Expression and the Canadian Journalism Forum on Violence and Trauma.