Joe Sheffer is a News and Documentary Cameraman currently based in London, UK, working for a range of international broadcasters and clients. He is a self lighting, self editing and often self producing shooter, confident on a range of Sony, Canon and Panasonic cameras. 

Joe has a current I-Visa for the United States and HEFAT training for working in Hostile Environments from 1st Option Training. 


Joe started his career with stints periods living in Yemen and Afghanistan. He worked for a range of international broadcasters, both as a cameraman and a journalist before taking a staff position in Jerusalem in 2014 with CNN.

After covering the war in Gaza in 2014, Joe returned to London from where he continued to cover the Middle East, travelling to Saudi Arabia, Syria, Iraq and Egypt as well as covering numerous terrorist attacks across Europe and the war in Ukraine. Outside of work Joe has an interest in Arabic, Cycle touring , climbing and travel.

Work // Permission for Commercial UAV Operations

Freshly issued permission for commercial operations for UAV/Drone filming.

Work // Child Soldiers in Yemen

A group of Yemeni boys on a rehabilitation program after being forced to be child soldiers.

Work // On Yemen’s Frontline in Marib

CNN’s Nic Robertson asked me to accompany him on a special trip to Marib, Yemen to get a grip on More

Work // Winter Olympics Pyeonchang

I’m just back from a very intense month shooting at the Pyeonchange Winter Olympics as part of the Ice Hockey More

Work // Going Live in Aden

The moments before a live on a BGAN connection drag endlessly. The countdown to the reporter stretches to hours, as More

Work // Catalan Referendum

Snippets of coverage from the aftermath of the Catalan indepedence referendum.

Work // US President in Saudi Arabia

Quick two camera interview setup.

Work // Living under ISIS: A woman’s life

Living under ISIS: A woman’s life, CNN Digital from Joe Sheffer on Vimeo.