Michael De Bonis

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Michael De Bonis is the producer of WBEZ's science program Clever Apes. In 2011, the series recieved the AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Award for Excellence in Radio Reporting.

He began his journalism career at WBEZ with a production internship on the station's award-winning news magazine show, Eight Forty-Eight. He built up his journalism chops writing scripts, reporting feature stories, and producing interviews with high-profile guests such as Cindy Crawford and Rev. Jesse Jackson.  He was a Carl M. Wilson Scholar at Washington University in St. Louis, where he graduated in 2002 with a BA in Philosophy. 

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