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Carrie Shepherd

Carrie Shepherd

Senior Morning Shift Producer

Carrie Shepherd is Senior Producer of the live, daily news show Morning Shift.

In this role she’s responsible for the editorial mission of the program, working with the host and producers to determine what stories to cover, how show segments are executed and what guests are interviewed. Before taking over as Senior Producer of Morning Shift in 2012, Carrie was Senior Producer of Eight Forty-Eight, a daily morning newsmagazine. Carrie joined Eight Forty-Eight as a producer in 2009 after serving as a Web producer at WBEZ. In that role, she and a team of three producers led the overhaul of the WBEZ Website to include reporters’ stories, audio from the daily shows and multimedia presentations including audio slideshows and video. Carrie’s radio work has won awards from Associated Press, Chicago Headline Club, Association for Women in Communications and National Association of Black Journalists.

Carrie’s very interested in film and has served as a production assistant on live video shoots, and moderated documentary film discussions as part of the Independent Lens series.
 

Recent Stories

Morning Shift

Carjackings Are Up Significantly In The City

Chicago Tribune’s Jeremy Gorner has been sifting at the numbers, and where carjackings are happening and he joins Morning Shift.

Morning Shift Podcast

Our Reps: Randy Hultgren On The Tax Bill And Immigration

Congressman Hultgren about how he plans to retain his seat, and where he aligns with the Republican Party and where he splits.

Morning Shift

Our Reps: Randy Hultgren On The Tax Bill And Immigration

Congressman Hultgren about how he plans to retain his seat, and where he aligns with the Republican Party and where he splits.

Morning Shift Podcast

Our Reps: Congressman Danny Davis Focuses Attention On The Role Of Poverty In Gun Violence

'Morning Shift' talks with the Congressman about what he’s working to change in Chicago and his thoughts on the House GOP tax bill.

Morning Shift

Our Reps: Congressman Danny Davis Focuses Attention On The Role Of Poverty In Gun Violence

'Morning Shift' talks with the Congressman about what he’s working to change in Chicago and his thoughts on the House GOP tax bill.

Morning Shift Podcast

How A Dixon, Illinois Official Stole $53M From Her Struggling Town

The FBI said Rita Crundwell masterminded the largest municipal fraud in U.S. history. A new documentary chronicles her rise and fall.

Morning Shift

How A Dixon, Illinois Official Stole $53M From Her Struggling Town

The FBI said Rita Crundwell masterminded the largest municipal fraud in U.S. history. A new documentary chronicles her rise and fall.

Morning Shift Podcast

Our Reps: Adam Kinzinger Straddles Line On Party Loyalty And Support Of President Trump

'Morning Shift' asks Republican U.S. Rep. Kinzinger about some of the most pressing issues facing the Republican party.

Morning Shift

Our Reps: Adam Kinzinger Straddles Line On Party Loyalty And Support Of President Trump

'Morning Shift' asks Republican U.S. Rep. Kinzinger about some of the most pressing issues facing the Republican party.

WBEZ News

Amid Sex Abuse Allegations, Retired Evanston Teacher Shares What He Heard

A journalism teacher heard rumors of sexual misconduct by a colleague. He's looking back now with regret at how he responded.

WBEZ Updates

Another Former Evanston Township High Student Brings Sexual Misconduct Allegations Against Former Teacher

Another former student from Evanston Township High School is coming forward with allegations of sexual misconduct against a former teacher there.

WBEZ Updates

Sexual Misconduct Allegations Against Former Evanston Township High School Teacher Moves To The Courts

Allegations of sexual misconduct against a former theater teacher at Evanston Township High School have moved to the courts.

Morning Shift Podcast

Jim DeRogatis Alone Led Investigation Into Allegations Against R. Kelly

'Morning Shift' talks to DeRogatis about the 20-year journey of the story and some of the less-than-normal complications he faced.

Morning Shift

Jim DeRogatis Alone Led Investigation Into Allegations Against R. Kelly

'Morning Shift' talks to DeRogatis about the 20-year journey of the story and some of the less-than-normal complications he faced.

Morning Shift Podcast

50 Years Of Fighting Poverty, And The Shriver Center’s Still In the Battle

John Bouman, a longtime crusader for justice for the poor, talks about the current fight and the Shriver Center's local-level work.

Morning Shift

50 Years Of Fighting Poverty, And The Shriver Center’s Still In the Battle

John Bouman, a longtime crusader for justice for the poor, talks about the current fight and the Shriver Center's local-level work.

Morning Shift

Exhibit Explores Chicago Dyke Spaces Of The '70s And '80s

'Morning Shift' takes a look at the exhibit 'Lost & Found: An Exhibit Exploring Chicago’s Dyke Spaces of the '70s and '80s.'

WBEZ Updates

Evanston Township High School Investigates Decades-Old Allegations Of Misconduct Against Former Advisor

Evanston Township High School confirmed Wednesday it is investigating misconduct allegations against a former advisor in its theater department.

Morning Shift

Civil Rights Icon Dolores Huerta Continues To Stress Need For Activism

Civil rights icon Dolores Huerta joins "Morning Shift" while in town to speak at the Chicago Foundation for Women Luncheon.

Morning Shift Podcast

More Personal Stories Of Harassment Prompt Calls To Ensure Safe Workplaces

You don’t have to be in Hollywood or a traditional office to have moments of feeling disrespected because of gender.

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