Tracey Shelton is a GlobalPost senior correspondent covering Syria and the wider Middle East. Based in the region since 2009, she has worked in conflict zones in Syria, Iraq and Libya, where she covered the fall and death of Muammar Gaddafi. Shelton obtained key video of Gaddaf's capture. Shelton was part of the GlobalPost team that won an Overseas Press Club Award in 2011. She now works in print, photography and video. Shelton completed a master's degree in multimedia in 2012.
Originally from Australia, Shelton began reporting in 2005, working as a freelance photographer and writer in Cambodia. She became photo editor for Post Media in 2008, managing print photography for The Phnom Penh Post, Post Khmer, Seven Days magazine and online photo and video galleries. The Post's photo department won several awards under her management, including The Society of Publishers in Asia award for Excellence in News Photography and the 2009 World Association of Newspapers-IFRA multimedia award.
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