Announcing the Emcee of the 45th annual National Magazine Awards

The National Media Awards Foundation is delighted to announce that this year’s virtual awards ceremony will be hosted by Kelly Boutsalis.

Kelly Boutsalis, journalist and host of the 45th annual National Magazine Awards ceremony

Kelly Boutsalis is a Mohawk freelance journalist from Six Nations of the Grand River, currently living in Scarborough. Some of her notable achievements include a Digital Publishing Award for Best Feature Article in 2021 for her story “Teaching Indigenous Star Stories,” published in The Walrus, and becoming The Narwhal‘s Indigenous fellow in 2019.

In 2021, she was The Local‘s first guest editor. She has written for The New York Times, Toronto Star, Chatelaine, Toronto Life, and more. Earlier this year, she served as the Lead Producer for the CBC Six Nations pop-up bureau, and she is currently the associate programmer for Canadian feature films at the Toronto International Film Festival.

The nominees of the 45th National Magazine Awards will be announced on our website and social media channels on May 3rd, 2022. Stay tuned for the latest announcements about the virtual awards ceremony!