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Amy Luft has worked as a digital reporter at CTV Montreal since 2010, producing written and video content for the website and social media pages.
Born and raised in Montreal, 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 Gazette and Reader’s Digest.
Amy also spent two years working as the Quebec correspondent for The Associated Press, covering major Quebec stories of international interest.
In 2018, her digital feature: Healing Wounds: Meet The Soldiers Who Suffered Under The 'Gay Purge' was nominated for an RTDNA award.
In 2019, she teamed up with the Concordia University journalism department to create a digital feature to accompany a documentary film about a solar energy project in Kiashke Zaaging Anishinaabek-Gull Bay First Nation. The resulting project, from shore to sky: a reconciliation story, won a national RTDNA Digital Media Award (Large Market) in 2020.
When it comes to elections, Amy moves off the digital desk and into a producer role: She has worked as a results producer for the last four provincial elections and the Quebec results specialist for CTV’s national election coverage for the 2015 and 2019 federal elections.
Amy is a passionate advocate for the rights of people with disabilities. She works with StopGap Montreal alongside her husband 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.