Michelle Shephard

Podcast Host

Michelle Shephard is the host of CBC Podcasts’ UNCOVER: SHARMINI and BRAINWASHED. She is an award-winning journalist, author and filmmaker who has covered issues of terrorism and civil rights since the 9/11 attacks. During her two decades as a national security correspondent for 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. Her latest book is Decade of Fear: Reporting from Terrorism’s Grey Zone.