Shallima began her career with Thomson Reuters and Business News Network in Toronto before moving to Saskatchewan to follow her dream of becoming a full-time reporter.
A dedicated storyteller with extensive experience behind the scenes and in front of the camera, she honed her craft as a video journalist with CTV in Prince Albert before being promoted to co-anchor of CTV Morning Live in Regina and then tackling live reporting duties for its sister program in Saskatoon.
In December 2012, the Ryerson University graduate joined Global Saskatoon as a reporter and anchor of the weekend Evening News and News Final.
Since joining the station, she has had the opportunity to cover everything from the NDP federal caucus meeting in Saskatoon to an array of crime and missing persons cases.
Devoted to crafting stories that inspire and engage, Shallima was among the first reporters to arrive on scene after the shocking vandalism of a camp for youth with intellectual disabilities just north of Prince Albert.
Organizers estimated more than $40,000 worth of damages had been caused. After her story aired on a network affiliate in British Columbia, a viewer dug deep into her wallet and wrote a cheque for $10,000 to help make vital repairs.
Shallima was highly instrumental in breaking the story of young teens being hazed during a high school initiation in the town of Lanigan.
The story quickly garnered national attention and prompted renewed calls for anti-bullying policies. A number of people were arrested and several charges were laid, including assault with a weapon.
The Toronto-raised reporter also had the opportunity to sit down with iconic journalist Lloyd Robertson for an in depth interview about life away from the anchor desk and growing up the child of a parent suffering from mental illness.
When she’s not at work, Shallima can be found sitting at her local greasy spoon.
She relishes mornings spent clutching a crisp newspaper in one hand and a piping hot cup of coffee in the other, while waiting for a plate of eggs benedict to arrive. Don’t forget the hot sauce.
She loves to cook and bake and enjoys traveling immensely. Shallima has spent time in New York City and her parents’ native country, Trinidad.
She hopes to one day travel to India and England to learn about her ancestral roots.