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
This summer, teens are spending less time in their bedrooms behind screens and more time outdoors dancing, skateboarding and having fun.
The problem is worse on Chicago’s South and West sides, where many schools see more than half their requests for substitute teachers turned down.
After missing so much in their last year, seniors are savoring prom. “I walked in and I was already crying,” one joyful Senn High grad said.
Meet four high school seniors from the Chicago area and listen as they share stories of a senior year like no other.
Known for its 100% college acceptance rate among seniors, Urban Prep staff say they are underpaid and face poor working conditions.
Staff at Chicago’s Rowe-Clark High School went door-to-door to see what their students needed as they to re-engage disconnected kids.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expected to endorse the vaccine’s use Wednesday, opening the door for shots to begin.
Thousands of CPS students are back in class, with more expected on Monday. But limited after-school care is keeping some students at home.
Out of work but not out of ideas, entrepreneurial Chicagoans are following their passions in the hopes of forging a new life after the pandemic.
Declining enrollment is raising concerns about students falling off track. But some say they need the time off to reflect and realign goals.