Bob Cox was named publisher of the Winnipeg Free Press in November 2007. He joined the newspaper as editor in May 2005.
Paul Samyn has been part of the Free Press newsroom for more than a quarter century, working his way up after starting as a rookie reporter in 1988.
Associate Editor Operations and Engagement
Sarah Lilleyman is a recent import from Toronto, but she hopes you won’t hold that against her.
Associate Editor Enterprise
Associate Editor Digital News
As a child Wendy programmed in BASIC on her family's TRS-80 and published a tabloid newspaper about her friends -- both excellent training for her future career in online news.
Martin Cash has been writing a column and business news at the Free Press since 1989. Over those years he’s written through a number of business cycles and the rise and fall (and rise) in fortunes of many local businesses.
If there’s such a thing as an accidental journalist, Murray McNeill fits the bill.
Assistant city editor
Desk jobs have a reputation for boredom, but working on the city desk of the Free Press is anything but.
Aldo Santin is a veteran newspaper reporter who first carried a pen and notepad in 1978 and joined the Winnipeg Free Press in 1986, where he has covered a variety of beats and specialty areas including education, aboriginal issues, urban and downtown development and city hall.
Alexandra believes every story has a life of its own with a heartbeat and body and legs. She’ll probe for a pulse and check out its shape from every which way, until she feels it and sees it. So be patient with her. She can be exasperating.
When Ashley Prest was hired by the Winnipeg Free Press as a sports writer in 1987, just three months out of university, she thought she was being fired every day.
Bill Redekop is the Free Press rambling rural reporter. His beat is a bit like the slow food movement of news gathering.
Carol Sanders’ reporting on newcomers to Canada has made international headlines, earned national recognition but most importantly it’s shared the local stories of the growing diversity of people calling Manitoba home.
Born and raised in and around Toronto, Dan Lett came to Winnipeg in 1986, less than a year out of journalism school with a lifelong dream to be a newspaper reporter.
Gordon Sinclair Jr. — the Winnipeg Free Press’s senior columnist — was born into a newspaper family, and the Free Press, where his father was a respected reporter and assistant managing editor.
Graeme moved to Winnipeg to join the Free Press in June 2015 via Ottawa, Hay River NWT, Grande Prairie Alta. and Brandon.
Jane likes to dig and she likes to write. She does her best work reporting at the intersection of health and human rights and she can tell you a story in 140 characters or in 2,000 words.
Jen Zoratti is a Winnipeg Free Press columnist who has an opinion on just about everything. (“The best Old Dutch flavour is dill pickle, and everyone else is wrong.” See?) Jen Zoratti does. And she’s made a career out of it.
In pursuit of a good story, Katie has been attacked by a parrot, driven hundreds of kilometres along an ice road in 24-hour darkness, spent an evening in a "haunted" jail with a psychic, flown upside down in an aerobatic plane, listened to a fetal heartbeat and grown used to people bursting into tears in her presence.
Kevin Rollason is one of the more versatile reporters at the Winnipeg Free Press. Whether it is covering city hall, the law courts, or general reporting, Rollason can be counted on to not only answer the 5 Ws — Who, What, When, Where and Why — but to do it in an interesting and accessible way for readers.
Larry Kusch didn’t know what he wanted to do with his life until he attended a high school newspaper editor’s workshop in Regina in the summer of 1969 and listened to a university student speak glowingly about the journalism program at Carleton University in Ottawa.
Nick Martin is the bearded guy we keep hidden away at the back of the newsroom. He is now in his fourth decade working in daily newspapers.
Randy Turner has spent much of his journalistic career on the road. A lot of roads. Dirt roads, snow-packed roads, U.S. interstates and foreign highways. In other words, he’s got a lot of kilometres on the odometer, if you know what we mean.
After three decades spent writing stories, columns and opinion pieces about television, comedy and other pop-culture topics in the paper’s entertainment section, Brad Oswald shifted his focus to the deep-thoughts portion of the Free Press’s daily operation.
Arts and Life Editor
Alan Small was named the editor of the Free Press Arts and Life section in January 2013 after almost 15 years at the paper in a variety of editing roles.
Literary editor, drinks writer
Ben MacPhee-Sigurdson edits the Free Press books section, and also writes about wine, beer and spirits.
Doug Speirs’ humour column, In the Doug House, has appeared on Page 2 of the Winnipeg Free Press at least three times a week since 2006. No one is exactly sure why.
Erin Lebar joined the Free Press in December 2013 as a web and copy editor, often working the overnight shift, or ‘the other 9-5’ as she likes to call it.
Jill Wilson started working at the Free Press in 2003 as a copy editor for the entertainment section, a job she still holds.
In a way, Randall King was born into the entertainment beat.
Joe Bryksa was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He studied photojournalism at Red River College in Winnipeg and began his career in the mid-1980s at community and other newspapers in the city.
Mike Deal started freelancing for the Winnipeg Free Press in 1997. Three years later, he landed a part-time job as a night photo desk editor.
Phil Hossack’s been around the block more than once in this business.
As the first female photographer hired by the Winnipeg Free Press, Ruth has been an inspiration and a mentor to other women in the male-dominated field of photojournalism for over two decades.
Wayne started working at the Free Press as a copy boy in 1974 at the age of eighteen, ripping news wire stories off old printing machines and hand delivering them to news and sports editors.
Assistant sports editor
Jason Bell wanted to be a lawyer when he was a kid. The movie The Paper Chase got him hooked on the idea of law school and, possibly, falling in love with someone exactly like Lindsay Wagner (before she went all bionic).
As a young boy in the 1960s, Steve would plead with his mother to let him watch Hockey Night in Canada on Saturday nights. And CFL football. And baseball. And PGA golf. And… well, you get the picture.
After a slew of injuries playing hockey that included breaks to the wrist, arm, and collar bone; a tear of the medial collateral ligament in both knees; as well as a collapsed lung, Jeff figured it was a good idea to take his interest in sports off the ice and in to the classroom.
Mike McIntyre grew up wanting to be a professional wrestler. But when that dream fizzled, he put all his brawn into becoming a professional writer.
Mike has been working on the Free Press sports desk since 2003.
Paul Wiecek was born and raised in Winnipeg’s North End and delivered the Free Press -- 53 papers, Machray Avenue, between Main and Salter Streets -- long before he was first hired as a Free Press reporter in 1989.
Copy Editor, Autos Reporter
Kelly Taylor is a Winnipeg Free Press copy editor and award-winning automotive journalist. He's been a member of the Automobile Journalists' Association of Canada since 2001.
Paul “Willy” Williamson joined the Free Press editorial team in 2007, turning his back on a career as a corrections officer. His motor has been running non-stop ever since.