Articles by Amy Luft
Amy Luft has worked as a web reporter at CTV Montreal since 2010, producing digital content for the website and social media pages.
Montreal born and raised, Amy graduated from Concordia’s Communications and Journalism program in 2001. She spent a year living in Ireland, returning home to work for a magazine called The NewCanadian. Within six months, she was editor-in-chief.
She struck out on her own a few years later, working as a freelance journalist before landing reporting and editing jobs at the The Gazette and Reader’s Digest. While working at The Gazette, Amy covered the Fredy Villanueva shooting and ensuing riot. While covering a story in 2010, she narrowly escaped a drive-by shooting.
Amy also spent two years working as the Quebec correspondent for The Associated Press, covering major Quebec stories of international interest, including the deaths of Natasha Richardson and Arturo Gatti, and the war crimes trial of Desiré Munyaneza.
As a web reporter, Amy has written about everything that happens in Montreal and Quebec -- from plane crashes to potholes, politics to protests.
While her main role is as a web reporter for CTV, she has also filled in as line-up editor, assignment editor and on-air reporter. Amy was an elections results producer for the last two provincial elections and was the Quebec results specialist for CTV’s national election coverage in October 2015, a career highlight.
Amy is a passionate advocate for the rights of people with disabilities and works with J'Accede Quebec to build and supply free portable ramps to local businesses that are inaccessible to people who use wheelchairs.
Journalism is in Amy’s blood – her father, Herb Luft, worked at CFCF/CTV Montreal for 39 years.