Billy Shields joined CTVNews in 2019, the culmination of eight years working in Montreal television news.
He started his journalism career as a newspaper reporter in 1997, covering features, crime, and business with stints in Mexico, the Caribbean, and Miami. Events he has covered range from the aftermath of the Haitian earthquake to the Lac-Megantic rail explosion.
He graduated with distinction in English from Kenyon College and holds a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Florida. He is an active member of the National Press Photographer’s Association and a naturalized Canadian citizen.