Cate joined WBEZ in 1998 as editor for Eight Forty-Eight, then WBEZ's weekday morning newsmagazine. She's played a number of key roles here, including as interim news director and metro editor of beat reporters in community bureaus, and in business, politics, science, criminal and legal affairs, education, urban affairs and arts. Because she works with excellent reporters and producers Cate has received numerous local, regional and national awards. Before coming to WBEZ, she worked as editorial director and later planning editor for the local CBS station, WBBM.
She’s also been a magazine editor and worked as a newspaper reporter, which she still sometimes misses. Cate has a M.A. in journalism from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Stories by Cate Cahan
King fought to end housing discrimination. A week after he was killed, the president signed what he’d been working toward into law.
Morning Shift talks with three of the WBEZ reporters who were central to our yearlong series that asked: "Who picks up a gun, and why?"
Nick Martin and his wife Debra have children and grandchildren in Turkey that they want to bring to the United States.
This year, hundreds of marchers intend to carry white wooden crosses with the names of homicide victims as symbols of the city’s violence.
Lori Lightfoot says Mayor Rahm Emanuel will not have any influence on the board during the search for Garry McCarthy’s replacement.