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Tamara Shephard is an award-winning journalist with nearly two decades of experience reporting Toronto news. A multimedia reporter with The Etobicoke Guardian, she has won numerous provincial, national, association and media awards for investigative and feature writing that focuses on crime, health care, education, environmental and heritage issues, and even infrastructure projects abroad.

On Sept. 11, 2001, Tamara began two months of investigative, on-the-ground reporting on Al-Qaeda’s attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. That year, she also covered Toronto's so-called "Summer of the Gun," taking home a provincial news award for her profile of murder victims. In 2004, she won a Canadian Community Newspaper Award on international co-operation writing, thanks to her on-the-ground reporting in Tanzania, where she covered health care, education and infrastructure projects for two weeks. Her reporting on the 2005 Air France crash resulted in the publication of a 12-page special section. Tamara calls west Toronto home, but loves to travel.