Joyanne Pursaga

Reporter - City

Born and raised in Winnipeg, Joyanne loves to tell the stories of this city, especially when politics is involved.

Joyanne discovered her love of journalism at the University of Manitoba, when she began volunteering for the student newspaper. That eventually led her to Ontario, where she attained a journalism degree.

Joyanne landed her first permanent reporting job in 2004 at a small newspaper in the interior of British Columbia, where she first covered city hall. Since then, she has had the pleasure of covering municipal, provincial and federal politics in three different cities.

In 2012, she was fortunate to begin writing about politics in Winnipeg, covering both city hall and the Manitoba legislature for the Winnipeg Sun.

Over the past few years, her passion has grown for informing readers about how government decisions affect their daily lives. From garbage to water quality to snow-clearing to emergency room wait times, she enjoys breaking down the details of stories that matter to her fellow Winnipeggers and Manitobans.

She feels privileged to go to work and write about those key issues in her city of choice, while also being able to learn something new each day.

Joyanne became the city hall reporter for the Winnipeg Free Press in early 2020.