Shafiq Najib

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Shafiq Najib is a Writer & Reporter at PEOPLE. He has over 5 years of experience reporting and writing for various local and national outlets spanning multiple news genres, including Royals, Entertainment, Crime, and Politics.

Originally from Malaysia, Shafiq started his career in journalism in London, gaining his first newsroom experience at CNN International before landing a gig as a London-based reporter for Us Weekly. Prior to joining PEOPLE, he also worked as a digital reporter and writer at RadarOnline and Sinclair Broadcast Group.


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Emblem3 Talks New Album After 'Crazy Highs and Lows,' Announces Tour: 'We Are So Excited'. credit : Rebeca Parida
Emblem3 Talks New Album After 'Crazy Highs and Lows,' Announces Tour: 'We Are So Excited'
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - NOVEMBER 20: Julie Chrisley (L) and Todd Chrisley attend the grand opening of E3 Chophouse Nashville on November 20, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Danielle Del Valle/Getty Images for E3 Chophouse Nashville)
Todd and Julie Chrisley Report to Prison to Serve Out Sentences for Fraud and Tax Evasion Convictions
Mandatory Credit: Photo by Shutterstock (9765185f) Billy Joel Billy Joel 100th Lifetime Performance, press conference, New York, USA - 18 Jul 2018; Mandatory Credit: Photo by Mark Allan/Invision/AP/Shutterstock (9197642bt) Jeff Beck with his 'Outstanding Contribution To British Music' Award at the 59th Ivor Novello Awards at the Grosvenor House in London on The Ivor Novello Awards 2014: VIP Access, London, United Kingdom - 22 May 2014
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Editorial use only. No book cover usage. Mandatory Credit: Photo by Moviestore/Shutterstock (1636655a) The Wire, Al Brown Film and Television
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WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 22: Representative Suzanne Bonamici receives The SupportMusic Champion Award during The NAMM Foundation Honors Rep. Suzanne Bonamici With The SupportMusic Champion Award dinner on May 22, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images for NAMM)
Democratic Rep. Suzanne Bonamici Suffers Concussion After Being Struck by a Car in Portland Kim Kardashian/Instagram
Kim Kardashian and Family Celebrate Chicago's 5th Birthday: 'Proud to be Your Mom'
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 06: Dax Shepard and wife Kristen Bell attend the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 6, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage); LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 20: Anna Kendrick attends the SAG-AFTRA Foundation Conversations - Career Retrospective: Anna Kendrick event at SAG-AFTRA Foundation Screening Room on December 20, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Araya Doheny/Getty Images)
Dax Shepard Tells Anna Kendrick She Is the 'Single Human' of Whom Wife Kristen Bell Is 'Jealous'
Mandatory Credit: Photo by Rob Latour/Shutterstock (4760817bc) Priscilla Presley and Navarone Garibaldi 'Mad Max: Fury Road' film premiere, Los Angeles, America - 07 May 2015
Lisa Marie Presley's Half-Brother Navarone Garibaldi Says He's 'Lost for Words' After Her Death
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 13: (L-R) Steven Spielberg and Ke Huy Quan attend the AFI Awards Luncheon at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills on January 13, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Steven Spielberg and Ke Huy Quan Reconnect on Red Carpet in Adorable 'Indiana Jones' Reunion
PHINEAS AND FERB - "Last Day of Summer" - The summer season is coming to a close and it's Candace's last chance to bust her brothers. She is quickly foiled, but is presented with an opportunity to redo the day when she sets off Dr. Doofenshmirtz's Do-Over-Inator, which results in other consequences like rips in the space-time continuum, the shortening of days and the disappearance of her brothers. This episode of "Phineas and Ferb" will air Friday, June 12 (9:00 PM - 10:00 PM ET/PT), on Disney XD. (Disney XD via Getty Images)
Disney Brings Back 'Phineas and Ferb' for 40 Episodes After Striking a Deal with Creator Dan Povenmire
BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 10: Selena Gomez attends the 80th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton on January 10, 2023 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)
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Taylor El Moussa, Grand Marshal Christina Anstead attends the 111th Annual Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade opening night at Marina Park on December 18, 2019 in Newport Beach, California.
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TAORMINA, ITALY - JUNE 18: Jeremy Renner attends Baume & Mercier - 62 Taormina Film Fest Gala Dinner on June 18, 2016 in Taormina, Italy. (Photo by Venturelli/Getty Images)
Jeremy Renner Shares Video of Himself in His Hospital Bed amid Recovery from Snowplow Accident
TOPSHOT - NASA astronaut Frank Rubio (R) and Russian cosmonauts Sergey Prokopyev (C) and Dmitri Petelin, members of the International Space Station (ISS) Expedition 68 main crew, pose in front of a bus while leaving a hotel for pre-launch preparations at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on September 21, 2022. - The trio is scheduled to launch aboard their Soyuz MS-22 spacecraft on September 21. (Photo by NATALIA KOLESNIKOVA / AFP) (Photo by NATALIA KOLESNIKOVA/AFP via Getty Images)
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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 12: Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall of The Chainsmokers attend The Chainsmokers and JAJA Tequila celebrate Big Game Weekend at the MaximBet Music at The Market powered by DirecTV at City Market on February 12, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Presley Ann/Getty Images for JAJA Tequila)
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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - OCTOBER 12: (L-R) Steven Van Zandt, Jeff Beck and Johnny Depp visit the SiriusXM Studios in New York for a SiriusXM Town Hall in support of Jeff Beck and Johnny Depp’s album '18' on October 12, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for SiriusXM)
Johnny Depp Visited Jeff Beck's 'Bedside': He Is 'Totally Devastated' by His Death, Source Says
Jennifer Coolidge accepts the Best Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Television Film award for "The White Lotus" onstage at the 80th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 10, 2023 in Beverly Hills, California.
Jennifer Coolidge Gets Bleeped and a Standing Ovation After Bringing Mike White to Tears at Golden Globes
Cate Blanchett attends Louis Vuitton and W Magazine's awards season dinner on January 06, 2023 in Beverly Hills, California.
Cate Blanchett Wins Best Actress in a Drama at the Golden Globes 2023
Zendaya attends Euphoria FYC at Paramount Theatre on December 18, 2022 in Los Angeles, California.
Zendaya Wins 2023 Golden Globes Best Television Actress in a Drama Series
Tyler James Williams accepts the Best Supporting Actor in a Television Series – Musical-Comedy or Drama award for "Abbott Elementary" onstage at the 80th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 10, 2023 in Beverly Hills, California.
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