Currently, Ms. Rigby is busy writing freelance features on a variety of subjects for Zoomer magazine and the Globe & Mail newspaper among others.  Most recently, she was Contributing Travel Editor for More Magazine Canada and More.ca for which she wrote a monthly Travel News page and feature stories. Previously, she was a Senior Editor at Cottage Life magazine where she inaugurated the design section as well as writing features.


For 15 years, Ms. Rigby was Travel Editor for the Toronto Sun. She was responsible for assembling two weekly travel sections read by more than three-quarter million people. In addition, she penned a weekly column and wrote regular feature stories about travelling the world that were illustrated with her photographs. Ms. Rigby has visited every continent and lost count of the number of countries she has profiled.


She has made frequent television and radio appearances on Canada AM, CBC Newsworld, and other shows that integrated travel segments into their programming. She was chosen to host a short film on Toronto that was shown in hotel rooms throughout the city.


Ms. Rigby began her journalism career at The Toronto Star as an entertainment writer and general assignment reporter (kudos include an exclusive interview with the exiled Shah of Iran.)


After The Star, she completed her Masters in Journalism at Columbia University in New York City and was hired as an on-air reporter with CBC-TV in Vancouver.


Yearning for more experience in television production, she attended the Banff School of Fine Arts where she leaned to edit, direct live to tape, and polish her production skills. She then moved to Paris as an Associate Producer on the Ripley’s Believe It Or Not television series, which filmed throughout Europe. Returning to Toronto, she worked with CFTO-TV as a Production Manager administering multi-million dollar budgets for a wide range of shows.


Ms. Rigby has a Masters Degree in Journalism from Columbia University in New York City and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto in English and Philosophy. She speaks English and French and has a working knowledge of Spanish and Italian.

 

Who is K. Jill Rigby?

K. Jill Rigby, writer and photographer, has held positions as

Contributing Travel Editor at More magazine, Travel Editor Sun Media, Senior Editor Cottage Life magazin. She has written for the Globe & Mail, Toronto Star, Travel & Leisure,  La Vie Claire, TakeOffEh!, Explore and others.