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Natasha McKenty

Natasha McKenty

Natasha is a feature writer, public relations consultant and host of In Studio - airing of Rogers TV: Waterloo Region. Local news and community storytelling are more important than ever. She is passionate about sharing those stories, and putting a spotlight on the remarkable people in our region.

Recent Work by Natasha

Firefighter’s death inspires daughter to become first responder

Firefighter’s death inspires daughter to become first responder

Miranda McNab-Shewchuk's father was killed in a propane explosion at a Woodstock trailer park inspiring her to serve the community as a first responder
Divorce expert shares story of survival and paying it forward

Divorce expert shares story of survival and paying it forward

For Maggie Horsburgh, who previously curtailed her well-being in exchange for acceptance, removing the stigma that often follows separation and divorce is part of her motivation
Blue skies ahead for UW aviation student

Blue skies ahead for UW aviation student

'As one of only a few females in the program, Winnie Ho admitted that her flight path was almost thrown off course - by a grade seven teacher who said girls can't fly'
Award-winning stylist shares inspiring journey as child refugee of the Gulf War

Award-winning stylist shares inspiring journey as child refugee of the Gulf War

Empathizing with the children of Ukraine, Lina Shamoun remembered 'the bombs and the shelters, and the sirens.'
Former Waterloo mayor shares how her pain became her strength

Former Waterloo mayor shares how her pain became her strength

Brenda Halloran speaks openly about finding the courage to leave her abusive marriage and quitting an administrative job for being asked to 'dance' for visiting clients – a time when women weren't commended for standing up for themselves
Pandemic blues: How a local psychotherapist copes with burnout

Pandemic blues: How a local psychotherapist copes with burnout

Nicole Schiener’s focus is to help combat the ‘negativity bias,’ hopelessness, and the overall ‘overwhelm of the pandemic’
Waterloo Fire's Acting Captain trailblazing for women in fire rescue

Waterloo Fire's Acting Captain trailblazing for women in fire rescue

'I never really considered myself a role model until I noticed the reactions I would receive when people saw a woman getting out of the fire truck,' said Laura Gutscher
Martial arts instructor empowers women with self defence

Martial arts instructor empowers women with self defence

Angela Dennis equips women with simple, effective, and memorable ways to escape the five most common attacks
Hunger No More: Free food festival

Hunger No More: Free food festival

‘There’s going to be over 20 restaurants, music, auction items, and just like Tiny Home Takeout, the entry and food is free for anyone,’ said Tony D’Amato Stortz, outreach coordinator for St. Mary's Parish
Local events industry takes a ‘real hit’ as restrictions continue

Local events industry takes a ‘real hit’ as restrictions continue

'As further reopening of the region remains in limbo, companies like Thunderstorm Productions continue to face a loss of over 90 per cent of their typical seasonal business.'
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