Shelby Thom is the south Okanagan correspondent for Global Okanagan based in Penticton, B.C.
Thom 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.
Thom’s broadcast career began shortly after as a reporter and anchor with CHNL Radio in Kamloops, B.C.
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 News Talk 980 CKNW Radio in Vancouver, B.C. before joining the highly-rated morning news program in 2016.
Thom gained invaluable experience covering major stories including the 2014 education dispute, 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.
After five years in radio news, Thom is grateful for the opportunity to pursue the exciting world of television news with Global Okanagan.
Thom is a video journalist who often shoots and edits her own stories.
In her spare time she enjoys travel, adventure, and practicing yoga.
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The fire is burning about 15 kilometres west of the Okanagan city. Continue reading →
The train in question is undergoing a full inspection for mechanical issues and the crew is being interviewed. Continue reading →
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Family members of the victims were sitting in the court room’s front row for Brittain’s appearance and told Global News, “We want him to see our faces.” Continue reading →
The victim is still in hospital receiving treatment for a head injury. Continue reading →
McGill University astrophysicist Matt Dobbs was rewarded for his work on the CHIME radio telescope launched near Penticton, B.C., in 2017. Continue reading →
The OBWB says efforts to protect an endangered mussel could lead to unusable swimming areas at Okanagan lakes. Continue reading →
Hundreds of municipal fire crews descended on the south Okanagan this weekend for a large scale training exercise. Continue reading →
John Vassilaki, the mayor of Penticton, B.C. says the facilities should include more treatment and rehabilitation options. Continue reading →
Ford truck, human remains found in remote area east of South Okanagan community. Continue reading →
Courtrooms 101 and 201 have also been roped off and no access is allowed. Continue reading →
McCulloch pleaded guilty to possession for the purpose of trafficking and production of a controlled substance in February of 2017. Continue reading →