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Cecilia Vaisman 1961-2015

We say farewell and thank you to our friend and colleague, Cecilia Vaisman, radio documentary maker and teacher.

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Cecilia Vaisman, pictured, died September 27th, 2015 of cancer. She was 54.

Cecilia Vaisman, pictured, died September 27th, 2015 of cancer. She was 54.

From Cecilia’s Facebook

Cecilia Vaisman, pictured, died September 27th, 2015 of cancer. She was 54. (From Cecilia’s Facebook)

We at WBEZ say farewell and thank you to our friend and colleague Cecilia Vaisman.
Cecilia died September 27th of cancer. She was 54. She was a remarkable audio documentary producer, reporter and editor. In recent years, she taught those crafts as a professor of journalism at Northwestern University.

Among Cecilia’s many friends is Alex Kotlowitz, who collected memories from some of Cecilia’s co-workers and long-time friends, and shared his own thoughts. You can hear those in the audio piece above. We also include samples of audio work Cecilia had her hand and heart in.

Here’s a collection of just a few of those pieces:


Bill Healy produced this audio piece. Derek John contributed.

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