Shallima Maharaj

Digital Broadcast Journalist

Shallima Maharaj is a general assignment reporter for Global News Toronto.

Having spent the last seven years honing her career in western Canada, Shallima is thrilled to be back home and telling stories that resonate with the community.

The youngest of four children, Shallima grew up a hop, skip and a jump away from Toronto’s Corso Italia neighbourhood.

She earned a Bachelor of Journalism from Ryerson University. After completing her post-secondary studies, Shallima interned with international news agency Reuters.

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Her career began in Prince Albert. She accepted a full-time video journalist position with CTV News where she reported, shot, wrote and edited stories daily.

She officially joined the Global News team in Saskatoon and she worked as a weekend anchor and a weekday reporter.

Most recently, she worked as a reporter and anchor with Global Edmonton. As part of the RTDNA award-winning news team on the ground during the Fort McMurray wildfire, she had the privilege of telling the stories of survivors who were forced to flee with little more than the clothes on their backs.

During the worst mass murder in Edmonton’s history, Shallima was on the ground at one of three crime scenes, delivering live coverage and filing stories.

She also covered Rachel Notley’s ascent to leader of the Alberta NDP and subsequent victory that would change the political landscape for the first time in more than four decades.

When she’s not in the field, Shallima is exploring the hottest brunch spots in the city, indulging her caffeine addiction and spending downtime with her husband.

She loves Trinidadian, Indian and Italian food, and baking is her preferred form of stress relief. For Shallima, ball games in the summer are a must.

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