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Michelle Shephard


B: 1972 in Thornhill, Ontario

Michelle Shephard is an award-winning journalist, author, filmmaker and podcast host and producer, who has covered issues of terrorism and civil rights since the 9/11 attacks. During her two decades at the Toronto Star, she reported from more than 20 countries, including Somalia, Yemen, Syria, Pakistan and went behind the wire at the U.S. Naval prison in Guantanamo Bay more than two dozen times. Shephard was the co-director and producer of the Emmy-nominated documentary Guantanamo’s Child, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2015 and won Canadian Screen Awards for best direction and the Donald Brittain Award for Best Social or Political Program. We list her credits as a Director first.

Also see: Michelle Shephard talks to Northernstars™ about The Man Who Stole Einstein’s Brain.