Al-Shalchi is a reporter, associate producer and news editor/on-air
reader at CBC Radio is Ottawa. She holds the distinction of
being the first visibly Muslim woman to report for CBC Television.
Hadeel was introduced to radio through volunteering for Carleton
University’s radio station, CKCU, and hosting an online
show on the Islamic Broadcasting Network. Hadeel has also
worked as a communications officer for a public advocacy group.
She holds a degree in chemical engineering from the University
Hadeel was born in Kuwait and is of Iraqi
and Welsh background. She was raised in Abu Dhabi, UAE before
immigrating to Canada with her family in 1994. When Hadeel
isn’t working, she is active in her community in Ottawa,
volunteering with youth, leadership, and interfaith/intercultural
outreach. She is fluent in English and Arabic, and has a good
working knowledge of French.