Odette Yousef

Former Reporter, Race, Class and Communities

Odette Yousef is a WBEZ reporter on the Race, Class and Communities team. 

Since joining the station in 2010, Odette has covered a range of stories including the disparate impact of Illinois’s tax collection policies on low-income communities, what the loss of manufacturing jobs has done to West Side communities, homelessness, local and state efforts around immigration policy, and DREAMers. She has also worked on Season 3 of WBEZ’s Motive podcast series.

Odette has won local, state and national journalism awards. Her coverage includes enterprise and data reporting, and she can also sometimes be heard filling in as local anchor for Morning Edition, All Things Considered and weekend shows.

Prior to joining WBEZ, Odette was a reporter at WABE FM in Atlanta.

Odette received a B.A. in Economics and East Asian Studies from Harvard University.

Stories by Odette Yousef