Writer. Storyteller. Non-Camper.
Misty Harris is an award-winning communications advisor, storyteller and former journalist with more than two decades of professional writing experience.
The Alberta-based wordsmith cut her teeth as a staff reporter at the Edmonton Journal, where her byline first appeared in 2001. Within three years, Misty was recruited by the publisher’s prestigious national news service, where she led coverage of social science, trends, pop culture and marketing for Canwest News Service (later Postmedia News) until 2015. Her articles were featured on the front pages of Canada's leading newspapers, including the National Post, Edmonton Journal, Calgary Herald, Montreal Gazette, Vancouver Sun and Ottawa Citizen.
In 2015, Misty was invited to join the Alberta Motor Association’s corporate communications team. As the organization’s Senior Content Specialist, she helps lead media relations, video production, brand journalism, and content strategy. She’s also the company’s resident brand-voice expert and supports the Office of the President with communications for the Association’s nearly one-million members and employees. Her projects at AMA have earned international awards for their innovation, creativity, and storytelling.
Misty has appeared as a media personality on CTV, CBC, Global News, and BBC World Service; reported on style, health and women’s issues for Flare magazine; and acted as a guest lecturer at universities in Canada and the U.S. She’s also the CEO, COO, CFO and head janitor at Misty Harris Ink, where she helps a diverse group of clients make meaningful connections with their audiences.
She's passionate about being a mom, exploring the world, discovering great wine, and eliminating all traces of cilantro from food.
Her writing dances – occasional pirouettes included – off the screen and the page. The kind of content Misty is capable of producing is the difference between engaging audiences and losing them.