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Angel Moore

Video Journalist


Twitter: @angelharksen

Angel Moore is a proud Cree from the Peguis First Nation in Manitoba. Angel grew up in Winnipeg and has a Journalism degree from the University of King’s College. She also has a degree from Dalhousie University in International Development Studies and Environmental Sustainability. Angel joined APTN News in June 2018 as the correspondent in the Halifax bureau.

Brittany Hobson



Twitter: @bhobs22

Brittany joined the APTN news team in October 2016. She is Ojibway and a member of the Long Plain First Nation in Manitoba. Before coming to APTN, she graduated with a joint degree in communications from the University of Winnipeg and Red River College.

Charlotte Morritt-Jacobs

Video Journalist


Twitter: @aptncharlotte

Charlotte joined APTN in January 2017 as a video journalist in Yellowknife, N.W.T.. Before coming to APTN she interned at CTV Lethbridge, earned her BA in feminist research from Western University and her obtained post-graduate in journalism at Humber College.

Chris MacIntryre 




Chris was born in Toronto but has lived all over Canada. He moved to the Yukon in 2009 where he lived and worked in Dawson City. Chris’s background is in radio broadcasting and he has worked with CFYT 106.9, CBC Yukon, and CHON FM as a host and show producer. Chris joined APTN News in May.  

Chris Stewart

Video Journalist


Twitter: @aptnchris

Chris Stewart has been in the media for 20 years. He has worked at CBC, Global and CTV as a news camera operator and editor. Chris joined APTN in 2012 in the Saskatoon Bureau and moved to APTN Edmonton bureau in 2015 as a Videojournalist.

Jamie Pashagumskum



email: jpashagumskum@aptn.ca @jpashagumskum

Originally from the Cree Nation of Chisasibi on the eastern coast of James Bay, Quebec, Jamie has lived in Ottawa since 2015. Trained in journalism at Carleton University, he has worked as a freelance print journalist and as a writer/researcher for the Cree unit of CBC North out of Montreal.  Jamie was hired as the reporter/correspondent for the Ottawa bureau in October 2019.

Kent Driscoll

Video Journalist


Twitter: @KentDriscoll

Kent has been APTN’s Nunavut correspondent since 2007. In that time he has closely covered Inuit issues, including devolution and the controversial Nutrition North food subsidy. He has also worked for CKIQ-FM in Iqaluit and as a reporter for Nunavut News North.

Lee Wilson 

Video Journalist

Kitimat Village, B.C.

Twitter: @aptnlee

Lee is a video journalist with APTN News, who shoots, reports and edits stories out of northern British Columbia.  As a member of the Haisla Nation, Lee is proud to call Kitimat Village home again after living on Vancouver Island for 18 years. He has a passion for storytelling and looks forward to sharing stories through the lens of First Nations people.

Lindsay Richardson

Reporter Montreal  Email: lrichardson@aptn.ca Twitter: @sentimtl  

Lindsay joined APTN News in May and is working out of the Montreal bureau.

Priscilla Wolf 



Email: pwolf@aptn.ca 
Twitter: @PriscillaWolfNews

Priscilla is Cree and a member of Mistawasis Nehiyawak in Saskatchewan. She has worked with APTN National News in the past as a reporter in Winnipeg, host for an entertainment segment, and the 2010 Winter Olympics. Wolf is an alumni of the INCA –Indian Communications Arts Program at FNUC & has a BA of Indigenous Studies from the University of Regina. She brings over ten years of experience working in media across the prairie provinces.

Tamara Pimentel

Video Journalist 


Twitter: @Tamara_APTN

Tamara is Métis from Winnipeg, Manitoba. She received a diploma in interactive media arts at Assiniboine Community College in Brandon and has worked as a videographer for CBC in Winnipeg and Iqaluit. Tamara was hired by APTN in 2016 as a camera/editor and is now a video journalist in our Calgary bureau.

Tina House

Video Journalist


Twitter: @inthehouse7

A proud Métis from BC, Tina began her television career in 1997 as a videographer. She has also produced documentaries and feature films that have won numerous awards at various film festivals.

Willow Fiddler

Video Journalist

Thunder Bay 

Twitter: @WillowBlasizzo

Willow is an Oji-Cree Anishinabe from Sandy Lake First Nation. Her background is in print journalism and she studied multimedia before entering broadcast news . She is passionate about the stories of the Anishinabe in northwestern Ontario, particularly in the remote north.

Dennis Ward



Twitter: @DennisWardNews

Originally, from southern Manitoba, Dennis spent 2 years working for CHAT-TV in Medicine Hat and 8 years as a Video-Journalist in Thunder Bay at TBTV. Dennis returned to Manitoba to join APTN’s Winnipeg bureau as a reporter/correspondent in September 2014.

Melissa Ridgen



Melissa is a proud Red River Métis. She has been a journalist for more than 20 years, covering everything from crime and courts to politics, Aboriginal affairs, and business. Melissa joined APTN in 2009 after more than a decade writing for newspapers.  She has been nominated for a number of awards and in 2016 won a Canadian Association of Journalists award for her story Hurting for Work on APTN Investigates.

Todd Lamirande

Host/Producer Nation to Nation


Twitter: @ToddLamirande

Todd Lamirande is a member of the Métis Nation. He’s the Host/Producer of APTN’s political show, Nation to Nation. Todd first joined APTN in 2000 as a video journalist. He then anchored APTN National News for 2 years and moved on to host APTN Investigates for 5 seasons.

Sophie-Claude Miller

Host/Producer Nouvelles Nationales d'APTN


Twitter: @SophieClaude

Sophie-Claude Miller is a member of the Cree First Nation of Waswanipi, located in James Bay Quebec. She worked many years as a counselor and as a communications specialist. She attended a journalism internship at Radio-Canada where she realized that her passion for storytelling was a true calling. Sophie-Claude joined APTN in January 2019.

Brett Forester

Online Reporter  Ottawa 
email: bforester@aptn.ca
Twitter: @brettforester

Brett is a member of the Chippewas of Kettle and Stony Point First Nation in Ontario. He grew up in Ottawa where he obtained an English degree from Carleton University. Brett is a creative writer, poet, and journalist. He joined the Ottawa bureau for APTN News in December 2019 as a digital reporter.

Kathleen Martens

Investigative Reporter


Twitter: @katmarte

Kathleen started her career as a reporter at the weekly Russell Banner and quickly moved up to the daily Brandon Sun. She earned a number of editorial citations including a Manitoba Human Rights Journalism Award. Then it was on to the Winnipeg Sun where she became a city editor. Kathleen spent the last few years with CBC before joining APTN National News.

Jesse Andrushko

Social Media Editor


Twitter: @jesse_andrushko

Jesse is Métis from rural Manitoba. He graduated with honours in multimedia communications from the Université de Saint-Boniface. After his internship through Journalists for Human Rights, Jesse was hired as a full-time Social Media Editor for APTN National News in 2016.

Beverly Andrews

Producer InFocus 


Twitter: @aptnbeverly

Beverly is a member of the Tootinaowaziibeeng First Nation in Manitoba. She has worked in media for over a decade, including broadcast, film and the arts. She joined APTN in January 2017 from Regina, SK where she was a video journalist for CTV and Indigenous Circle.

Tom Fennario

Producer Nouvelles Nationales d'APTN


Twitter: @tfennario

Born and raised in Montreal, Tom cut his teeth working in community television in Kahnawake Mohawk Territory before joining APTN as a cameraman/editor in 2008. In 2015 he was promoted to Video Journalist and has since helped cover important stories such as the Muskrat Falls protest in Labrador and anti-pipeline actions in North Dakota.

Justin Brake

Executive Producer


Twitter: @JustinBrakeNews

Justin Brake has French, Irish, British and Mi'kmaq roots and hails from Ktaqamkuk, Mi'kma'ki, or Newfoundland. He joined APTN News in 2017 and works from the Ottawa bureau as the executive producer for the eastern region.

Kenneth Jackson

Producer Nation to Nation 


Twitter: @afixedaddress

Ken is an award-winning investigative journalist with a decade of reporting experience who played a key role in breaking the Bruce Carson story on APTN in 2011 which led to an award from the Canadian Association of Journalists. Ken has worked out of APTN’s Ottawa bureau since October 2012.

Mark Blackburn

Online Producer


Twitter: @MBlackburn21

Before moving to become the APTN News social media producer, Mark was the executive producer for the news in eastern Canada. Before starting with APTN in 2009, Mark worked at CBC Radio and Television in Newfoundland and Labrador and Ottawa.

Bruce Spence

Line Producer


Twitter: @NDNCarguy

Bruce has been a member of the APTN News team since its inception in February 2000. A member of the Opaskwayak Cree Nation, he has over 30 years experience as a journalist.

Francine Compton

Executive Show Producer


Twitter: @FrancineCompton

Francine joined APTN full-time in February, 2000 and is now the executive show producer of the APTN National News in Winnipeg. She is a citizen of Sandy Bay Ojibway First Nation.

Mark Solnoky

Executive Producer


Twitter: @solnokynorth

Executive Producer for the West and North, Mark has been in News and Current Affairs for over 20 years. He has won dozens of national and international awards and edited shows such a Man Alive, the Fifth Estate and CBC Disclosure.

Cheryl McKenzie

Executive Director of News and Current Affairs


Twitter: @CMc_Kenzie

Cheryl McKenzie began working as a reporter for APTN in June 2001. Her work has been nominated for a Gemini Award and a Canadian Association of Broadcasters award. In October 2005 Cheryl became Host/Producer for the launch of APTN National News: Daytime. Since then she has been Host/Producer for Contact, APTN Investigates, APTN National News and APTN InFocus.