Shaili, though an anchor, is also known to break news stories and extensively covers the financial sector. During 2008-09, her series, The New Financial Order was on top of the crisis and its fallout. Shaili was the first to report the politics of retail in India and has also covered LN Mittal's buyout of Arcelor, done a series of stories on Tata-JLR and other big deals. Her series of programs on investment bankers in India called Dream Merchants was a first of its kind to be selected by a UK business channel to showcase in Britain.

Shaili was also at the forefront of covering the Taj terror in Mumbai on 26/11 and was the first woman journalist to report live from the Taj Mahal Hotel terror site.