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Gayle MacDonald
StaffSenior feature writerToronto, Canada

Area of Expertise

Lifestyle including food, travel, beauty, design, fashion, architecture and wellness

Gayle MacDonald is a senior feature writer with The Globe and Mail's Pursuits section, covering fashion, wellness, food, travel and design. Previously, she was a senior feature writer with The Globe's Arts team, covering film and television, and writing profiles on the celebrities who grace the big and small screens. As a reporter for the Report on Business, Gayle's first role with The Globe, over a decade, she broke and covered some of the biggest Bay Street stories, including the collapse of Livent Inc., Olympia & York and SkyDome. To her current role, she brings the wealth of experience needed to write cover a diverse range of topics, from the impact Artificial Intelligence is having on the fashion industry, to how to buy affordable art and why people - despite warnings - keep falling for scams which our costing our economy hundreds of millions of dollars.

Why did you become a journalist?

I have always loved the written word and I have always felt compelled to write. I love my job because it challenges me to learn new things and think about issues from many different perspectives. It has broadened my perception of the world. It continues to do so every day.


Years in Journalism


Years at The Globe and Mail


Master of Arts, Journalism, Western University

Bachelor of Arts (Honours), English and French, Western University

Languages spoken

English, French

Gayle MacDonald abides by The Globe and Mail Editorial Code of Conduct

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