Shelby Thom

South Okanagan Reporter

Shelby Thom is the South Okanagan correspondent for Global Okanagan based in Penticton, B.C.

She earned a Broadcast and Online journalism diploma from BCIT in 2012 and was awarded The Red 93.1 FM Canadian Talent Development Award for excellence in on-air talent, academic achievement and citizenship upon graduating with distinction.

Her broadcast career began shortly after as a journalist and anchor with CHNL Radio in Kamloops.

There she covered court and crime in the southern interior and produced the Jim Harrison public affairs program.

In 2014 she made the leap to a large news market as the night beat reporter for CKNW Radio in Vancouver before joining the highly-rated morning news program in 2016.

Shelby gained invaluable experience covering major stories including the 2014 education dispute and strike, Port Metro Vancouver chemical fire, North Shore floods, the Syrian refugee crisis and the fentanyl epidemic.

In 2015 she earned an RTDNA journalism award for best radio feature- large market.

Following a five year radio journalism career, Shelby is grateful for the opportunity to pursue the exciting world of television news with Global Okanagan.

In her spare time she enjoys travel, adventure, and practicing yoga.

August 3, 2017 6:14 pm

Burgeoning wine industry in the south Okanagan

13 is usually an unlucky number but at Road 13 winery on the Golden Mile Bench it’s quite the opposite. The family-owned and operated winery has been awarded best in B.C. and top four in the country at the prestigious 2017 National Wine Awards of Canada. “We always say that credit goes to our vines,”… Continue reading 

July 30, 2017 7:33 pm

Waterwheel turns again at historic Keremeos Grist Mill

A rare piece of the Similkameen Valley’s past is turning once again. The waterwheel powering a 140-year-old Grist Mill in Keremeos is working, making it the only flour mill of its kind in Western Canada. Waterwheel at historic Grist Mill in #Keremeos turns once again! pic.twitter.com/Dmp7IXU8Do — Shelby Thom (@Shelby_Thom) July 30, 2017 When the… Continue reading 

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