Tony Westell 1926 - 2017

Tony Westell 1926 - 2017

Posted on April 11 by Kyle in News
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We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Tony Westell.

A lifelong newsman and journalist, Anthony Westell joined the Globe and Mail in 1956, becoming a member of the editorial board, and then Ottawa Bureau Chief. He joined the Toronto Star as the national affairs columnist in 1969 and later moved to Carleton University&;s prestigious Journalism school to teach his profession. Eventually, he moved on to become director of the School of Journalism and Associate Dean of Arts.

Of his numerous books with Dundurn, we are especially proud to have published his memoir, The Inside Story: A Life in Journalism, in 2002. His book proved a success, part political memoir, and part critical analysis of modern journalism written by a journalist who played a prominent role in national issues and debates.

Below is a excerpt from The Globe and Mail on Mr. Westell.

Almost to the very end, he enjoyed watching the news (although not the soft features on CBC Toronto) and discussing the carnival unfolding in Washington.