Sarah Lilleyman is a recent import from Toronto, but she hopes you won’t hold that against her.
Before she arrived at the Free Press, she was the Toronto Editor for The Globe and Mail and she also did a stint at the Toronto Star as a managing editor of its custom content group.
She got her start at the Globe on the night copy desk, and went on to become front-page editor and then an assigning editor in the Arts section. The highlight of that gig was the opportunity to shape the paper’s digital coverage of the Toronto International Film Festival, manning a week-long live blog.
She was the editor behind an award-winning in-depth series on the evolving city of Brampton, Ont., and she manned the city desk during some of its most chaotic and exciting news cycles (you can ask her anything about Rob Ford).
So that other city will always be in her blood - especially when the Leafs come to town. But the good news is, she has fallen in love with Winnipeg and all it has to offer.
Sarah is a graduate of the journalism program at the University of King’s College in Halifax. She likes to tell people that in her early days, her only goal was to become a reporter. But within her first few hours on the job as an editor, she knew that this is what she’s meant to be doing.
She has a deep passion for food, drink and travel, so in her spare time she studies Italian and collects peaty scotch.