Shannon Proudfoot is a reporter in The Globe and Mail's Ottawa bureau. A feature writer by nature, she loves the hidden complexities and human dimension of politics, public policy and big news moments. She was raised in a working-class family in Sault Ste. Marie and maintains a deep interest in how social class figures in public life - or, more often, how it's ignored. Before joining The Globe, she was the Ottawa bureau chief for Maclean's and wrote for Sportsnet magazine, Postmedia News and the Ottawa Citizen. She graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a BA in art history and from Ryerson University with a bachelor's degree in print journalism before beginning her journalism career in 2005. She is an 11-time finalist and three-time silver winner at the National Magazine Awards. She believes The Golden Girls is the greatest television show ever made and will not entertain any dissent on this matter.