Mackenzie Crosson

Temporary Producer, Curious City
Mackenzie is the multimedia producer for WBEZ’s Curious City, which means she’s in charge of answering listener questions about Chicago and the region through digital storytelling. She first joined Curious City as an intern in 2019, and has since spent her time with the program creating stories for the web, shooting photo and video in the field, and engaging Chicagoans through social media and event planning.

Before entering into public radio, Mackenzie spent her time searching the city for visual stories. Her camera has accompanied her to a 24-hour stint in one of Chicago’s longstanding diners, a West Side boxing club, and a ping pong club tucked into the back of a U-Haul rental facility. She grew up in a small town near Detroit and moved to the other side of Lake Michigan to earn degrees in cultural studies and multimedia photojournalism from Columbia College Chicago. After six years in the city, she’s found her home in attending live shows, exploring new blocks, and riding around on her yellow Schwinn road bike.

Stories by Mackenzie Crosson