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Presented to a Canadian Broadcast Journalist for their exceptional body of work in television journalism.

Ms. Pugliese joined APTN as the Director of News and Current Affairs in July 2012 and was promoted to Executive Director of News and Current Affairs in June 2014. She brings more than 20 years of experience in the broadcast and communications industries to the network. Ms. Pugliese also has years of experience investigating and reporting controversial and hard-hitting stories which have garnered national attention. Her stories have won Native American Journalism Awards and she was also nominated for a Canadian Association of Broadcasters’ Gold Ribbon Award.


With experience as a producer/host at ichannel, Ms. Pugliese credits the launch of her journalism career to APTN, where she worked as an Ottawa reporter/correspondent from 2000 to 2006. In addition to her experience at APTN and ichannel, she has also worked with the Assembly of First Nations, Vision TV, and the CBC.


Experienced in social media management, she works closely with the News and Current Affairs team to engage with and reach a wider audience in Canada. Ms. Pugliese is a proud member of the Algonquin First Nation of Pikwàkanagàn. She grew up on her Peoples’ traditional (and unceded) territory which is, today, known as Ottawa.