RTDNA Canada recognizes Shelley Steeves with an East Region Lifetime Achievement Award

About Shelley

Shelley Steeves was in her late 20’s when she decided to pursue her love of storytelling. A business marketing graduate working in sales, she jumped into journalism, graduating from the Radio and Television Arts program at Nova Scotia Community College’s Kingstec Campus in 1996 (at the top of her class). 

That new training led to a job at Fundy Cable, where she produced a local news magazine program. She credits that work for her passion for character-driven community storytelling.  

She was soon promoted to production manager for that community TV station in Moncton, and later helped develop and launch New Brunswick’s first provincial community TV network.  

Eager to get back in the field, Shelley took a position as the Maritime Bureau Chief for The Weather Network. She stayed for 14 years, and braved rain, snow, sun and numerous storms – always with a smile. During her time, she won several awards, including the RTDNA National Network Award for Diversity. 

After a brief stint with CBC NB, Shelley joined Global News New Brunswick in 2013. As the Senior Correspondent for New Brunswick, Shelley’s character-driven reports focus on issues and events affecting the people of New Brunswick. She’s also covered countless news events, including the Moncton RCMP shooting.  

Over more than 25 years in the business, Shelley has won a total of 11 regional, national and international awards for her feature stories. She’s helped numerous young journalists launch their careers, and is always there to support colleagues with advice and feedback.  

Shelley’s pride and joy is her son Joe. She, Joe and her husband Mike enjoy spending time at their trailer, enjoying warm summer nights with family and friends.

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A message from Shelley