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She comes to WBEZ from The Arizona Republic, where she was the audio strategist. In that role, she launched and grew the audiences for The Republic’s daily, weekly and serial audio products.
Previously, she worked at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, where she produced the Edward R. Murrow Award-winning podcast “Unsolved.”
A graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Katie grew up in Skokie and La Grange. When’s she’s not working, Katie can be found biking or reading. She’s currently accepting all tips for the best donut in town.
Stories by Katie O’Connell
Two antiviral COVID medications are coming to Illinois soon
Paxlovid and Molnupiravir, new COVID-19 oral antiviral drugs, will soon be available in Illinois, officials say.
Chicago considers vax requirements for public spaces as omicron emerges
Chicago detected its first case of COVID-19 caused by the omicron variant on Tuesday as COVID-19 surges since Thanksgiving.
Chicago ramps up testing as it anticipates omicron’s arrival. Here’s what we know.
Dr. Allison Arwady, the city’s public health commissioner, said she expects the variant to show up in the coming weeks or, possibly, days.
Holidays are almost here. COVID cases in Chicago are rising. Now what?
On Friday, the FDA and CDC authorized vaccine boosters for all adults. Here’s expert advice on how to plan for gathering with your loved ones.
What To Know About The Delta COVID-19 Variant In Chicago
Should I worry if I’m vaccinated? Do I need to wear a mask in public? Here’s what we know about the delta variant causing concern worldwide.