He first started at WBEZ in 2010 as a producer on Morning Edition, and later worked his way up to the politics beat. As a reporter, he had a particular interest in covering municipal finance, the state and city pension crises, and the debates over LGBT rights and gun rights. His 2014 series on the “Dark Arts of Politics” was recognized with awards from the Press Club of Atlantic City, the Society of Professional Journalists, PRNDI, the RTNDA and the Illinois Associated Press. He’s also twice been named Best Newswriter by the Illinois AP, in 2011 and 2013.
Starting in late 2014, Alex was the local All Things Considered host at Vermont Public Radio, where he also launched a people-powered journalism podcast called Brave Little State.
Stories by Alex Keefe
Dozens of people in prison wrote to WBEZ’s Prisoncast! asking for updates on efforts to expand parole and clemency in Illinois. Here’s what we learned.
We want to hear your questions, concerns, ideas and advice relating to parenting. Your responses will inform future WBEZ stories.
This September’s Prisoncast! special gets into atonement and forgiveness, commissary prices and tips for parents of incarcerated children.
Questions posed to the candidates came directly from Chicago voters.
Five of the nine candidates answered questions from the public about crime, transportation and education.
Neighborhood development, education equity and making Chicago more affordable were other top concerns from more than 1,700 responses in our People’s Agenda survey.
We’re collecting your questions for Paul Vallas and Brandon Johnson ahead of our upcoming candidates’ forum on March 30.
Aprenda cómo ayudar a sus hijas e hijos a mantenerse felices, saludables y listos para aprender en este año escolar. Además, aquí encontrará enlaces a recursos gratuitos y dónde obtener terapia infantil en Chicago.
We asked: What is a sound from outside prison walls that you’d like to hear? Tune in this Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. on WBEZ 91.5 FM.
Free and lower-cost options are out there. Plus, helpful resources for understanding the emotional health of your child.