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Billy Shields

Multimedia Journalist

Billy Shields has decades of journalism experience in television, radio and print. Before joining VPM he worked as an MMJ for TV news outlets in Montreal, Canada and for newspapers in Mexico, Miami and the Caribbean. He has won awards for a retrospective on the Oka Crisis and investigations into questionable sewage contracts in the Virgin Islands and the gray market of lawsuit loans in Miami.

Shields earned a bachelor's from Kenyon College and a master's in Latin American Studies and Journalism from the University of Florida. He's a member of the National Press Photographers Association, a former trainer with Journalists for Human Rights and a Canadian citizen.

He was born and raised in Richmond and began his career as a cub reporter for the Tidewater Review in West Point, Virginia.