Becky Vevea is an Education Reporter for WBEZ. She writes about Chicago Public Schools and the impact local, state, and federal education policy has on communities across Chicagoland.
In 2013, Becky became the youngest recipient of the Daniel Schorr Journalism Prize for her coverage of Chicago’s 50 school closings. The Schorr prize is awarded by WBUR and Boston University each year to one public radio journalist under 35. She was also part of the reporting team that won a 1st place “Breaking News” PRNDI award for coverage of the Chicago Teachers’ Strike.
Prior to joining WBEZ in 2012, Becky covered public education for the Chicago News Cooperative. Before that, she worked at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel as an education and general assignment reporter. Becky has reported for Marketplace, NPR’s Morning Edition and All Things Considered and her work has been published in The New York Times and USA Today.
Becky holds a B.A. in Journalism and Spanish from University of Wisconsin - Madison. She grew up in rural central Wisconsin.