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Shallima Maharaj is a reporter and anchor with Global News. She is currently based in Toronto. An award-winning storyteller, she has had the opportunity to embark on major assignments across the country. This includes the 2018 Toronto van attack, and the Danforth shooting. Prior to this, Shallima was part of Edmonton's #1 news station. At Global Edmonton, she contributed to the station's RTDNA award-winning coverage of the historic Fort McMurray wildfire. In September 2022, she was dispatched to Atlantic Canada in the wake of post-tropical storm Fiona. Shallima immersed herself in communities that had been pummeled relentlessly, and provided coverage for Global National and network affiliate
At the anchor desk, she brings to the mix a conversational, authentic, and authoritative style that resonates with viewers. She has extensive experience anchoring in Canada’s largest city, and has also contributed to the network's on demand streaming service as a host. In Regina, Saskatchewan, Shallima hosted the top-rated morning news program in the market.
Born in Trinidad, Shallima is a graduate of Toronto Metropolitan University's School of Journalism. She relishes time spent in the outdoors, strong coffee, and spicy foods. When she's not reporting and anchoring, Shallima is travelling or spending time with family and friends.
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