Sharmeen Somani
Digital Broadcast Journalist

Sharmeen Somani is a reporter for Global News Weekend, Global TV’s national weekend morning show. Somani reports on national stories that air across Canada. These stories can be found on Amazon Prime, the Global TV app and on the Global News YouTube channel.

Somani has been with Global News since 2017. She started off at Global Kingston as a local news reporter, where she had the chance to fill in as a weather specialist and co-host on The Morning Show on CKWS. A year and a half later, she joined the national online original content team in Toronto, where she put together original national and international stories for Global’s digital platforms. She landed her role as a digital broadcast journalist for Global News Weekend in July 2020.

Always being versatile, she learned the ins and outs of a newsroom at CTV London. During her time there she edited stories, built and took graphics to air, worked the audio boards and filled in on the writing, assignment and weather anchor desks.

Somani spent some of her most memorable years at Wilfrid Laurier University, where she received her B.A. in communication studies. She did her postgraduate studies in broadcast journalism at Seneca College in Toronto.

In her free time, Somani loves spending time with her family and friends, being outdoors, taking dance and hot yoga classes as well as being an avid traveler.

November 23, 2019 7:00 am
Play video: The rise and fall of WeWork
The rise and fall of WeWork

In a matter of a few months, WeWork, a real estate startup that provides co-working spaces worldwide, went from a valuation of $47 billion to $10 billion. What came in the way of WeWork’s success?

August 10, 2019 11:10 am
Play video: Why Muslims celebrate Eid twice in a year
Why Muslims celebrate Eid twice in a year

The Eid that is held in late spring is called “Eid-al-fitr”, the festival celebrated after a month of fasting. While Eid celebrations held towards the end of summer are known as “Eid-al-Adha”, or the festival of sacrifice.

July 19, 2019 6:00 am
Play video: Bill S-203 and the future of marine parks in Canada
Bill S-203 and the future of marine parks in Canada

Keeping large aquatic mammals in captivity for entertainment is slowly becoming a thing of the past in Canada after the House of Commons passed Bill S-203, also known as ‘Ending the Captivity of Whales and Dolphins Act,’ last month.

May 17, 2019 2:36 pm
Play video: Why Muslims fast during Ramadan
Why Muslims fast during Ramadan

Abdool Hamid, an imam from the Muslim Association of Canada, says there are many spiritual and physical reasons behind fasting during Ramadan.

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