Toronto City Hall Press Gallery Contacts

Latest list of reporters, columnists and other media covering Toronto City Hall, as well as assignment desks/news editors for most media outlets in Toronto.

Last update: November 15, 2021

Staff person Media outlet Email address Office phone number
John Rieti CBC News 647-638-1722
Jeffrey Gray Globe and Mail 416-585-5787
Marcus Gee (Columnist) Globe and Mail 416-585-5270
Oliver Moore Globe and Mail 416-585-5785
David Nickle Mirror Newspapers 416-861-0586
Richard Warnica National Post 416-386-2616
Chris Selley National Post 416-565-9967
Thomas Saras National Ethnic Press and Media

Council of Canada 416-921-8926
Maria Voutsinas National Ethnic Press and Media

Council of Canada 416-727-3004
Arianne Robinson Signal Toronto 416-304-1881
David Rider (Bureau Chief) Toronto Star 416-869-4343
Samantha Beattie Toronto Star 416-869-4441
Francine Kopun Toronto Star 416-500-4081
Jennifer Pagliaro Toronto Star 416-869-4556
Betsy Powell Toronto Star 416-869-4976
Steve Russell Toronto Star 416-451-9104
Ben Spurr Toronto Star 416-869-4547
Antonella Artuso Toronto Sun 647-402-3482
Staff person Media outlet Email address Office phone number
Irene Preklet 680 News 416-413-3930
Lucas Meyer Newstalk 1010 416-413-1276
James Moore Newstalk 1010 416-384-5858
Siobhan Morris Newstalk 1010 416-801-3727
Lyne-Francoise Pelletier Radio Canada 416-205-3634
Staff person Media outlet Email address Office phone number
Mike Smee CBC TV 416-205-5770
Natalie Johnson CTV 416-384-7100
Peter Kim Global News 647-244-6576
Cynthia Mulligan CityTV 416-302-6157
George Lagogianes CP24 See assignment desk
Cristina Tenaglia CP24 See assignment desk
Jackie Crandles CP24 See assignment desk
Lauren Pelley CBC 647-268-5024
Staff person Media outlet Email address Office phone number
News desk 640 Toronto Radio 416-646-8640
News desk 680 News (CFTR AM) 416-416-3930
News desk Associated Press 416-368-1388
News desk Bloomberg Wire Service – Toronto 416-203-5750
Assignment editor CablePulse 24 (CP24) 416-384-2400


News editor Canadian Press (Toronto) 416-507-2159
Newsroom CBC National TV 416-205-6301
Assignment editor CBC Toronto Radio News – English 416-205-5808
Assignment editor CBC Toronto Radio/TV news; 416-205-5808
Assignment editor CBC Toronto TV (evening news) 416-205-6306
News director CHUM AM/FM 416-384-4080
Sr. Assignment editor CITY-TV;
Assignment Editor CTV Toronto (CFTO-TV) 416-384-7400
News Editor Fairchild Television (Ontario) 905-695-3313
Assignment desk Global TV 416-446-5481
Editorial newsroom Globe and Mail 416-585-5000
News desk Inside Toronto (Mirror/Guardian Newspapers) 416-493-4400
News Editor Metro Daily News 416-486-4900
Assignment Editor Ming Pao Daily News (Toronto) 416-673-8219
Toronto editor National Post 416-442-2257
News desk NOW Magazine 416-364-1300
News desk NRU 416-260-1304
Assignment editor OMNI.1 (CFMT) & OMNI.2 (CJMT) 416-260-3579
News desk Radio Canada – radio and TV 416-205-3632
News desk Reuters Wire Service 416-941-9685
News desk Sing Tao 416-861-8168, ext 5
News desk Spacing Magazine/blog 416-644-1017
Editor Toronto Life Magazine 416-364-1300
Assignment editor Toronto Star, GTA News 416-869-4301
News editor Toronto Sun 416-947-2211
Editor Torontoist
Editor Town Crier newspapers 416-785-4311, ext 343
Editor View the VIBE 647-689-7554

City Hall Press Gallery Accreditation

The City Hall Press Gallery Accreditation Policy & Procedure took effect July 31, 2012, following Council approval and applies to journalists who work at City Hall in offices leased by their media outlets. Accredited City Hall journalists receive an identification badge to facilitate access within the building. Older City identification badges are no longer active.

Download the policy, procedure and application form and read these carefully before submitting a completed application. The form is fillable for most fields, but a copy must be printed and submitted to the Strategic Communications Division with original signatures.

Applications from new City Hall Press Gallery members are accepted on an ongoing basis and reviewed monthly. There are no changes to access procedures for other members of the media who cover City Hall news, meetings and events.