Emerging Journalist:

Tamara Pimentel Portfolio Submission

Tamara Pimentel is Métis from Winnipeg, Manitoba. She found a love for visual storytelling while taking a broadcast course in high school. In 2013, she graduated from the Interactive Media Arts program at Assiniboine Community College where she specialized in videography and video editing.

Pimentel worked as a shooter for CBC in Winnipeg, MB and Iqaluit, NU before being hired by APTN in Saskatoon, SK. In 2016 she was promoted to Video Journalist and was given a temporary position in Saskatoon. Our management team was deeply impressed with her curiosity, talent and ability to add reporting to her established technical skills. In 2017 she was assigned to open a bureau in Calgary, AB, where she currently works. She has covered important stories such as the impacts of the Kinder Morgan Pipeline and the protest in Standing Rock, North Dakota.

Tamara has done work with Journalism for Human Rights where she spent a month in Hollow Water, Manitoba passing her knowledge down to future journalists. She also took part as an instructor at the First Nations University of Canada’s Indian Communication Arts Certificate program. She has also presented on environmental reporting at NASH, the annual gathering of Canada’s student journalists.

The portfolio below includes some examples of her work from 2018.

Her stories cover a cross-section of Indigenous life in Calgary and the surrounding area. She writes, shoots and edits all of her material.