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Arionne Nettles

Arionne Nettles

Digital Producer

Arionne Nettles is a digital producer for WBEZ. Before joining the WBEZ digital team, Arionne held editor roles at The Associated Press and Chicago Defender newspaper. She spent seven years gaining experience in supply chain, digital marketing strategy, and freelance reporting before pivoting to journalism full-time.

She is a proud MBA graduate of Florida A&M University and received a second master’s degree at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. When she’s not running on the lakefront or enjoying a champagne campaign, she’s teaching Chicago-area teens the power of words or volunteering as a mentor.

Recent Stories

WBEZ News

James Baldwin-Inspired Opera Comes To Chicago Symphony Orchestra

To celebrate Black History Month, the symphony’s African American Network brings “The Baldwin Chronicles” by composer Renée Baker.

WBEZ News

Ida B. Wells Street Signs Unveiled In Chicago

The former Congress Parkway has officially been changed to Ida B. Wells Drive — a move supporters say is long overdue.

WBEZ News

Universal Basic Income Pilot In Chicago Takes Cues From California

A Chicago task force recommends $1,000 monthly payouts for some in lower income areas — an idea Stockton is about to launch.

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Chicago Photography Exhibit Shows Beauty In Everyday Black Life

The exhibit is artist Cecil McDonald Jr.’s statement about showing more than black exceptionalism and black misery in photography.

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Black Creativity At The Intersection Of Art, Culture, And Science

The annual Museum of Science and Industry program celebrates black art while intertwining the science it’s best known for.

WBEZ News

7 Things To Do MLK Weekend In Chicago

From volunteer opportunities, to basketball, to movies, Chicago is buzzing with ways to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

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Kagami-Biraki Celebration Brings In The New Year In Japanese Tradition

The annual celebration, with an ancient rice-pounding ceremony, shares Japanese tradition with the larger Chicago community.

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‘Ever-Evolving’ Kwanzaa Events Infuse New Life Into Celebrations

A group of friends in Chicago continued a series of Kwanzaa celebrations that offer a modern take on the 50-plus year tradition.

WBEZ News

Best Chicago TV And Film Of 2018

New shows like ‘The Chi’ made their mark, while Dick Wolf’s ‘Chicago’ franchise continued its ratings reign.

WBEZ News

MSI Travels ‘To The Moon And Back Again’ With Apollo 8 Celebration

Fifty years later, the Museum of Science and Industry has recreated what it felt like to watch the Apollo 8’s 1968 journey through space.

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McCormick House At Elmhurst Art Museum Gets Interior Redesign

An exhibition at Elmhurst Art Museums lets you imagine life in a 1950s Mies van der Rohe-designed house.

Morning Shift

How Your Future Holiday Shopping Packages Might Arrive

It’s a little too soon to think a robot will deliver your next Cyber Monday TV, but new delivery technology isn’t that far away.

Morning Shift

ER Doctors To The NRA: Gun Violence ‘Is Our Lane’

The day after a gunman killed three victims at Mercy Hospital, ER doctors reflect on the role they play in addressing gun violence.

WBEZ News

Gunman Opens Fire At Mercy Hospital, Kills 3 And Dies After Shootout

Authorities say a gunman killed three people, including a police officer, before the suspect also died.

WBEZ News

Dream Village Tour Makes Local Push For Connection

The creator of the nationwide bus tour says its mission is to encourage people to create their own villages of support.

WBEZ Blogs

‘The Chi’ Finale Brings The Drama … And The Joy

The debut season of the South Side-based drama comes to a violent end for some characters. But there’s still some joy.

WBEZ Blogs

‘The Chi’ Shows The Casualty Of Wrong Decisions

The characters make big decisions this week, but will those choices make or break them?

WBEZ Blogs

A Breakdown Can Be A Breakthrough On ‘The Chi’

In this week's episode of ‘The Chi,’ the characters show vulnerability while holding each other up.

WBEZ Blogs

What Goes Around Comes Around On ‘The Chi’

The characters in ‘The Chi’ can only skate around their problems for so long. In this week’s episode, things come full circle.

WBEZ Blogs

Knowing Who To Trust Isn’t Always A Slam Dunk On ‘The Chi’

This week’s episode of 'The Chi' delves into trust: what happens when there’s too much and when it’s lacking.

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