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Steve Bynum

DEI Manager

For nearly two decades, Steve was senior producer for Worldview, WBEZ’s 25-year global affairs/news program. He has won numerous awards in broadcast excellence and also lectures, facilitates, and moderates discussions on topics related to media’s role in democracy, culture, and communities.

Steve is a current fellow for Columbia University’s Tow Center for Digital Journalism and a former International fellow at the University of Alberta’s Chester Ronning Centre for the Study of Religion and Public Life. He serves as a board director for the organizations Chicago Cultural Alliance, CircEsteem (a youth social circus), United For Peace USA and Fulcrum Point New Music Project. Steve also serves on the Advisory Committee of the National Indo-American Museum (NIAM).

Prior to joining WBEZ, Steve worked as: program manager for WYLL 106.7 FM in Elk Grove Village, IL; morning show producer for WMBI 90.1 FM in Chicago; producer at WSCR sports radio in Chicago; and editing assistant/freelance sports reporter for the Chicago Tribune.

Steve is completing his Master’s degree thesis in Public Policy and Administration (MPPA) at Northwestern University and is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame.

He’s also a big fan of science fiction (Doctor Who, especially), Duran Duran, as well as foreign and (precode) 1930s film.