Shirley McLean has an extensive history in broadcasting that spans two decades. Currently, she is working on various productions at Great Pacific Television as a Story Editor and Producer. Prior to this, she spent eight years with APTN as a national reporter/producer in their Whitehorse bureau. In her career, she has worked as a story producer and reporter for Northern Native Broadcasting Yukon, CBC North, and the national newsmagazine series called "First Story" for CTV in Vancouver.
Shirley is a talented and respected storyteller, who has strong links into the creative community with both Indigenous and non-Indigenous people, crew and producers. She is of Tlingit & Tagish descent from the Dakl'aweidi Killer Whale clan and is a member of the Carcross/Tagish First Nation in the Yukon. She has travelled around the world with the Tlingit dance troupe called The Dakhká Khwáan Dancers.
Shirley believes that Indigenous people provide an excellent talent pool for the television industry, as they come from strong oral storytelling traditions that span thousands of years.