Quinn, who takes over from Jon Filson, will start her new role on Oct. 20. –

By Tamara Baluja, Associate Editor

Jennifer Quinn has been named sports editor at the Toronto Star.

She will start her new role on Oct. 20 and takes over from Jon Filson, who is now leading the launch of the Star’s tablet edition.

According to a memo sent by managing editor Jane Davenport, Quinn worked as a reporter for the Star from 1996 to 2005 in news and sports and returned in 2012 as a member of the foreign team. She has also worked in the United Kingdom for the Canadian High Commission and as a correspondent for The Associated Press. She was part of a Star team that won a National Newspaper Award and a Michener Award for an investigation into racial profiling by Toronto police.

“Her experience and deep knowledge of the file will ensure the Star remains a dominant and authoritative source of sports news in Toronto,” Davenport said in the memo.