Star names new managing editor amid turmoil after reporter’s suicide

TORONTO – The Toronto Star announced a new managing editor Wednesday in the midst of personnel upheaval sparked by the suicide of a reporter.

Irene Gentle, the paper’s city editor, was named to the post by editor-in-chief Michael Cooke.

Her appointment came hours after the union representing Star reporters asked the newspaper to appoint an outside investigator to conduct an inquiry into events surrounding the death of environment reporter Raveena Aulakh, 42.