Haugland became an anchor for CFCF's nightly newscast, Pulse, in 1977 (later renamed CFCF News and later, CTV News). After becoming an anchor for Pulse, Haugland relocated from Montreal to Vermont; he commuted back and forth across the international border to anchor CFCF's newscast. He was also a host of CFCF's public affairs program, As It Is, for sixteen years, along with a similar program, On Assignment.
Haugland retired on November 30, 2006 after being associated with CFCF-TV for 45 years.
Haugland has authored several books, including Mobil 9 (2009), The Bidding (2011), After it Rains (2013), and The Informants (2015).