Who is Jennifer Wilson?

Jennifer Wilson is a Toronto-based editor, writer and researcher.

At the age of seven – after casting off dreams of becoming a ballerina – she decided that her true passion laid in words, and spent the next decade preparing to realize her dream and study journalism at the University of King’s College.

While completing a combined honours degree in journalism and political science, she started her first job as a newspaper woman – in fact, the only reporter at the weekly Guysborough Journal in rural Nova Scotia. After logging 12,000 kilometres on her trusty Honda Civic and covering three town and municipal councils for three months, she completed her final semester and packed up and moved to Toronto, returning to CBCNews.ca, where she had interned as a student.

Covering regional, national and foreign beats, along with in-depth features, science, technology, health and consumer reporting, she learned to shift gears quickly between covering breaking news and writing about giant squids. She also worked on election coverage at both the federal and provincial level.

She then joined the team at thestar.com and became editor of the Star‘s yourhome.ca website, then in fall 2011 took over Toronto.com, covering everything from the Olympics, elections and major disasters to the latest home decor and real estate trends and entertainment news and celebrity gossip. After stints in the living and entertainment departments and launching a tech vertical, she left the Star newsroom in March 2013 to hone her social media skills in the corporate environment and freelance in her spare time. She returned to the Star in 2014 as Senior Editor, Social Media, leading a team involved in all aspects of social publishing, news gathering and best practices. In February 2016, she started a new adventure with Twitter Canada.

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