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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.

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