What is Unanchored?
Two failed broadcasters, Shaheed and Zam, have found a way to get back on air and have tricked cool people into talking to them.
Hosted by former television and radio broadcasters Shaheed Devji and Zam Karim, the show features conversations with interesting people about interesting things.
Shaheed Devji is a former television news and sports reporter and anchor. Shaheed worked as a videojournalist and sports anchor for CTV News in Kitchener, Ontario before stints with CTV News Vancouver as a news reporter, and CHEK TV News as a videojournalist and sports anchor.
Prior to cracking into broadcast journalism, Shaheed cut his teeth on the air by creating and hosting a sports podcast, The Press Box, with friend and current ESPN sports anchor Nabil Karim in 2006.
A graduate of Simon Fraser University with Bachelor of Applied Science with a Major in Communication, and the British Columbia Institute of Technology’s Broadcast Journalism diploma program, Shaheed is a storyteller at heart.
He lives in Vancouver, BC, Canada with his wife and twin boys.
Zameer Karim is a former television and radio broadcast journalist. He worked as a videojournalist for CFTK TV in Northwest B.C. and as a VJ and reporter for CKPG News in Prince George. Subsequently, Zameer has also been a sports producer for AlJazeera English and reporter and producer for News Talk 980 CKNW radio in Vancouver.
Zameer has always had a passion for sports, co-hosting The Press Box with Shaheed and Nabil at the beginning of his time in the industry. He has also passionate about university sport, having been a sideline reporter for NCAA football at Simon Fraser University, play by play and colour commentary for SFU Hockey, play by play for University of Victoria hockey and for the nationally ranked men’s and women’s varsity hockey programs at McGill University.
As someone with a strong passion for learning and education, Zameer has a diploma in Broadcast Journalism from the British Columbia Institute of Technology, a BA in Professional Communication from Royal Roads University and recently finished an MA in Education and Society from McGill University.
Zameer also has a real passion for travel and immersing himself in new environments, so it is no surprise that he has lived and worked in more than 12 cities and recently packed up his life to move to Ireland, only for that adventure to have been cut short due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Zameer still lives a somewhat nomadic lifestyle, but is currently in the South Okanagan with his fiancée.