South Okanagan Reporter
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.