Robert Reguly

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Robert Reguly
Born Robert Joseph Reguly
(1931-01-19)19 January 1931
Fort William, Ontario
Died 24 February 2011(2011-02-24) (aged 80)
Toronto, Ontario
Occupation journalist

Robert Joseph Reguly (19 January 1931 – 24 February 2011)[1] was a three-time National Newspaper Award-winning journalist.[2]

Robert Reguly was born in Fort William, Ontario.[3] He was one of Canada's top news reporters in the 1950s and 1960s. He was at the forefront of the mid-20th century news war between the Toronto Telegram and the Toronto Star.

Reguly won a National Newspaper Award in 1966 for tracking down and interviewing Gerda Munsinger, a German woman at the center of a Canadian political scandal. In 1977, he left the Star to join the staff of the Toronto Sun, where he specialized in investigative pieces on the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. In 1981, he left the Sun and became a spokesperson for the Ontario Ministry of the Environment. After his retirement, he became a successful freelance writer, writing mainly for outdoors magazines. In 2001, he was nominated for a Canadian National Magazine Award for an article in Outdoor Canada magazine. His son, Eric Reguly, writes for the The Globe and Mail.

Reguly contracted heart disease in his last years. He died at his Toronto residence on 24 February 2011.[3][4]


  1. ^ Journalist Robert (Bob) Reguly has died
  2. ^ Canadian Newspaper Association Archived 7 December 2005 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ a b "Robert Joseph Reguly 1931-2011". The Globe and Mail. 1 March 2011. Retrieved 2 March 2011. 
  4. ^ Hall, Joseph (1 March 2011). "Legendary Star reporter Robert Reguly dies". Toronto Star. Retrieved 2 March 2011.