Shelina Assomull

Reporter

Shelina joined the GBC Newsroom in August 2018 as a Broadcast Assistant where she gained essential experience on how the newsroom operates. She took on a Reporter role soon after, and currently delivers content for GBC News’ multiple platforms, alongside her Broadcast Assistant responsibilities.

Shelina has a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy with First-Class Honours, and a Master’s degree in International Relations - during which time her research into Gibraltar’s military history was published.

With a love for news as well as travel, Shelina has worked in a variety of capital cities. In 2015 she worked as a Broadcast Journalist in Washington D.C as part of The Washington Center programme. She then moved onto Open Democracy’s Barcelona based bureau, Democracia Abierta, where she worked as an editor and writer during her 2016 Master’s studies. Her last stop before joining us at GBC was a six-month stint at The Straits Times in Singapore. Working as a journalist for the national newspaper, she reported on a variety of fields, from foreign affairs to science and community stories, interviewing local and international figures, including the UN’s Asia Pacific Secretary General, and even a robot named Sophia!

When taking a break from the news, Shelina enjoys getting creative with sketching, painting and styling. She also enjoys food VERY much, and is always on the hunt for new spots to try.