New Mideast Bureau Chief at the Toronto Star

February 23, 2007

Oakrosssm The once cherished Mideast post appears to be a conduit to the promised land of reporting: the European bureaus based in London.

HonestReporting Canada exclusively reports that effective in the near future, Mitch Potter will be on a new assignment for the Toronto Star based in the U.K.  Taking over his beat will be Oakland Ross (pictured), a veteran journalist who was part of the Star’s team covering the Israel-Hezbollah conflict last August.Potterlondon

This isn’t the first Canadian Mideast bureau chief to depart to the U.K., after 3-years based in Jerusalem, the CBC’s Adrienne Arsenault jumped at the opportunity to report from this prestigious bureau.

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