Memo sent from Toronto Star editor Michael Cooke details Davenport's departure.

The following memo was sent to Toronto Star staff on June 6, 2016, from Michael Cooke, Toronto Star editor.

At her request, Jane Davenport, our Managing Editor, will move to a new role outside the newsroom and within Torstar, effective immediately.

Our newsroom’s loss is somewhat softened by Torstar ‘s gain as Jane will no doubt make a considerable contribution in her new job.

During Jane’s tenure as Managing Editor she has helped energize our journalism and she has been in a relentless pursuit of the Star’s trifecta of  major story-types : investigations, exclusives, and actions.

On a personal note, I shall miss being alongside her intelligence, enthusiasm, energy and her extraordinary work ethic.

I hope to be able to make an announcement later this week regarding Jane’s successor.



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