On camera

Elizabeth McSheffrey, Elizabeth Around the World, Elizabeth McSheffrey CBCElizabeth has produced documentary, current affairs and hard news stories in Canada and Kenya. Her video work has been published by NTV (NationTV Kenya) and National Observer, and she has been seen covering terrorist attacks on CBC and CTV news programs.

SKILLS: Live reporting, stand-ups; Avid NewsCutter, Final Cut, Avid iNews, iMovie, shooting with ENG and DSLR cameras; basic framing, lighting and composition

Demo Reel

Terrorist attacks in Kenya

In April 2015, nearly 150 Christian students were slaughtered at Garissa University College in western Kenya at the hands of a Somalia-based terror group, Al-Shebaab. Elizabeth provided breaking hourly updates to media outlets all over the world from Nairobi during this massacre – the largest on Kenyan soil in 18 years. Below are a few samples of her on-camera work as a stringer both for this attack, and one in 2014.

Elizabeth McSheffrey, Elizabeth Around the World, Elizabeth McSheffrey CBCAl-Shebaab claims responsibility for deadly attack in Kenya CBC News Now, December 2014

Kenya’s president vows harsh action after militants warn of more attacks CTV Toronto, April 2015

Deadly attack on Kenyan college — CBC News Now, April 2015

Other news coverage from Nairobi

Chaos as City Park hawkers hold protest over market fire Daily Nation, February 2016

Tear gas, bullets and beatings follow a violent protest in Nairobi after a vegetable market was destroyed in a suspicious midnight fire (Feb. 2015).

Activists march to the Office of the President to protest insecurity Daily Nation, November 2014

When Al-Shebaab attacks leave more than 60 civilians dead in Mandera County near the Somalia border, Nairobi residents demand immediate counter-terrorist action from the President.

Another woman stripped naked in Nairobi as MyDressMyChoice protests take to the streets November 2014

After several women were stripped in the streets for their alleged “indecent” attire, hundreds of Kenyans storm the capital united by the hashtag, #MyDressMyChoice.

The litter bug in Nairobi National Park NTV Kenya, March 2015

There’s a new animal in town in Nairobi National Park, and it’s not the kind you want to see on a safari.

Canadian coverage

Nigel Wright squirms under fire at Duffy Trial — National Observer, August 2015

On his third day of testimony, Wright compares Senator Mike Duffy’s expense scandal to “Chinese water torture” and “public agony” in a damning series of email evidence presented by defence lawyer Donald Bayne. Click here to see all my coverage of the Duffy Trial in Ottawa.


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