Michael Liptrot

Reset Production Fellow
Michael Liptrot’s career in journalism began as a reporting intern at Birmingham’s WBHM, following his term as a Clinton Scholar. Upon graduating college, Michael entered medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and served as the President of the Black Student Body through both entering the 2020 pandemic and global social justice movements. Through this role, Michael re-entered journalism to confront the inequities in medicine through hosting a live discussion series and podcast. From this experience, he returned to the field of journalism completely as a multimedia journalist with the Birmingham Board of Education before joining Chicago Public Media.

Concurrently, Michael is a reporter with the Hyde Park Herald and co-chair of events with the NABJ Chicago Chapter.

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