Adriana is a former 2012 WBEZ Pritzker fellow and was part of the inaugural class of Northwestern University’s Social Justice News Nexus fellowship program. She worked on a 2015 award-winning audio project for WBEZ and NPR’s This American Life about unregulated drug rehab centers in Chicago drawing people from Puerto Rico. Her investigation was recognized with a Sigma Delta Chi Award with the Society of Professional Journalists, a 2016 National Edward R. Murrow Award and three Peter Lisagor Awards.
Prior to joining WBEZ’s education team, Adriana worked at Univision Chicago where she was honored with two Chicago/ Midwest Emmy Awards.
Adriana lived in Dubuque and Des Moines, Iowa for many years. She is originally from Medellin, Colombia and has been a Chicago resident since 2005.
Stories by Adriana Cardona-Maguigad
As Pilsen changes, volunteers strive to keep the community garden a space where longtime residents can find ease and wellbeing.
Every Thursday, a group of Aztec dancers practices in Harrison Park. Through dance, they say they find community and harmony with nature.
With trucks piled high with pipes and old refrigerators, scrap metal collectors help put discarded waste back into the supply chain.
For over a century, the Polish community has celebrated Polish unity at the annual parade. This year, they’re showing support for Ukraine.
The battle in Chicago helped give momentum to a nationwide fight for legislation to protect people with disabilities.
Five teens talk about whether stereotypes affect their relationships and how schools can help students from different backgrounds relate.
Between 1968 and 1974, the Free Theater made experimental theater available to all. What happened to its legacy?
From truck drivers to accountants, Chicago-area residents who quit their jobs during the pandemic say they have no regrets.
Health officials are checking the city’s wastewater to keep tabs on infections.
People shed the virus through their nose and mouth and in their poop! The city is using sewage data to help keep tabs on transmission.