Carrie Shepherd

Former Interim Senior Editor

As a reporter for WBEZ, Carrie produces content for daily newscasts and WBEZ’s website. She covers all parts of the news, with a focus on arts and culture. Before moving to the Newsdesk, she was Senior Producer of Morning Shift where she was responsible for the overall editorial direction of the daily program. That included working with the host and producers to determine what stories to cover, how show segments were executed and what guests were interviewed. She also produced series like “Start the Conversation,” which included interviews, call-ins and personal stories about how we approach the topic of death and dying. Carrie’s radio work has won awards from Associated Press, Chicago Headline Club, Association for Women in Communications and National Association of Black Journalists.

Carrie’s very interested in film and serves on the community advisory board of the Gene Siskel Film Center, and hasmoderated documentary film discussions as part of the Independent Lens series.

Stories by Carrie Shepherd