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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

Local restaurant aims to fill tummies of children experiencing chronic hunger this Christmas

Local restaurant aims to fill tummies of children experiencing chronic hunger this Christmas

In 2016, Frannie's became a reality - and as a single mother, she decided that once she was on her feet, she would find a way to give back to the community that had supported her success
Enchanted Entertainment leads recovery of community arts

Enchanted Entertainment leads recovery of community arts

In the aftermath of COVID, actress Jayme Armstrong shared that, for the arts industry, celebrating both the struggle and the comeback has 'enormous value.'
Local actress nurtures safe space for side-lined stories

Local actress nurtures safe space for side-lined stories

Through performance and storytelling, Pam Patel aims to challenge preconceptions that reside within the community
Local physician shares rewards of working with children with cancer

Local physician shares rewards of working with children with cancer

As a physician who provides care for families of children diagnosed with cancer, Dr. Jessica Norris admits that she sees the role as a privilege, not a burden
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’
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