The Aboriginal Peoples’ Television Network (APTN) appointed Karyn Pugliese as director of news and current affairs, the network said Wednesday. APTN said in a release that Pugliese will assume her new role July 9. APTN said Pugliese has more than 15 years' experience in the broadcasting and communications sectors. She first held a position with APTN in Ottawa, where she worked as a reporter and correspondent from 2000 to 2006. Pugliese has also held positions with the Assembly of First Nations, Vision TV and CBC/Radio-Canada, APTN said. “Experienced in navigating social media, APTN is confident that Ms. Pugliese will work closely with the News and Current Affairs team to engage with and reach a wider audience in Canada,” the release said.