Former Toronto Star publisher lands diplomatic post in Chicago

Former Star publisher John Cruickshank has been appointed Consul General of Canada in Chicago, where he worked as a newspaper executive for several years, writes The Toronto Star.

Born and raised in Toronto, Cruickshank started his career in journalism at the Kingston Whig Standard after completing his undergraduate degree in English literature at the University of Toronto.

He also worked at the The Gazette in Montreal, was managing editor at the Globe and Mail, and served as editor-in-chief of the Vancouver Sun.

Cruickshank worked for the Chicago Sun-Times newspaper from 2000 to 2007, first as vice-president of editorial, then as chief operating officer and publisher.