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Carrie Shepherd

Carrie Shepherd


As a reporter for WBEZ's news desk, Carrie produces content for daily newscasts and WBEZ's website. She covers all parts of the news, with a focus on arts and culture. Before moving to the WBEZ Newsdesk, she was Senior Producer of Morning Shift where she was 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. She also produced series like Start the Conversation, which included interviews, call-ins and personal stories about how we approach the topic of death and dying. 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


New South Side Exhibit Showcases Black Art From The '60s And '70s

The curator says African-Americans were the majority of artists on Chicago’s South Side but their work didn’t get the attention it deserved.


Latest Clergy Sex Abuse Revelations Leave Chicago Area Parishioners ‘Angry’

A seminary in north suburban Mundelein asked to join the Archdiocese in nine days of prayer around the message of healing.


Donda’s House Changes Name After Feud With Kanye, Kim Kardashian West

The local youth program, which was named after Kanye West’s mother, changed its name after controversial remarks from the rap mogul.


10 Fun Facts About The All-American Girls Professional Baseball League

The league, which began in Chicago and inspired the classic film ‘A League of Their Own,’ celebrates its 75th anniversary.


Organizers, Athletes Reflect On 50 Years Of Chicago’s Special Olympics

WBEZ followed some of the more than 3,800 athletes who signed up for the Special Olympics to see how the games have affected their lives.

WBEZ Updates

Former Evanston Teacher Accused Of Sexual Assault Will Not Face Criminal Charges

Evanston Police Department says they are notifying about 35 alleged victims that the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office will not file criminal charges against Bruce K. Siewerth.


Archive Rewinds Home Movies To Illuminate South Side History

South Side residents submitted decades of home videos to share the evolution of their neighborhoods.


Mural Highlights Acclaimed Artist Keith Haring's Effect On Aspiring Artists

Less than a year before he died in 1990, famed artist Keith Haring came to Chicago to paint a mural with hundreds of students.

WBEZ Updates

Panel Takes On Sexism On Chicago's Music Scene

A panel at Chicago Public Library tonight is taking on sexism on Chicago’s music scene.

WBEZ Updates

Chicago Suburb Holds Olympic Watch Party For US Figure Skater

U.S. figure skater Bradie Tennell mader her Olympic debut this year.


Chicago Doctor Started Organization To Help Fill A Gap In Medical Training

A Chicago organization connects clinicians with abortion care training.

WBEZ Updates

Catholic Church Now Permanent Home To St. Maximilian Kolbe Relics

A Chicago Catholic Church is now permanent home to relics of St. Maximilian Kolbe — a Franciscan friar killed at a concentration camp during World War II.


Hundreds Of Thousands Gathered For Women's March In Chicago

Organizers says 300,000 people attended the March, but Chicago Police didn't give an estimate on crowd size.


Three Chicago Women On Why They’re Marching

Three people attending the Women’s March bring different points of view, but share the same goal.

WBEZ Updates

Wisconsin Ads Try To Lure Away Young Chicago Professionals

Illinois’ neighbors to the North are trying to lure away Chicagoans. But ads calling for a move to Wisconsin aren’t targeting the entire city.

WBEZ Updates

West Side Leaders Call For Revisiting Of 2015 Police Shooting

Pastors and neighborhood leaders from the West Side are calling on prosecutors to revisit the 2015 police shooting of Quintonio LeGrier and Bettie Jones.

WBEZ Updates

Former Federal Prosecutor: DOJ's Call For Stronger Marijuana Law Enforcement Is Off Target

A former federal prosecutor says the DOJ’s memo calling for stronger enforcement of marijuana laws is off target.

WBEZ Updates

Opponents Of FCC's Move To Override Net Neutrality Say It Impacts Ability To Enter Tech

Opponents here in Chicago say today’s move will make it harder to break into the tech world.

WBEZ Updates

Illinois Congresswoman Cheri Bustos Introduces Bill That Goes After Workplace Sexual Harassment

Illinois Congresswoman Cheri Bustos introduced a bill today that goes after sexual harassment in the workplace and the methods used to quiet victims.

Morning Shift Podcast

Journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones Calls Out Inequities Policy Makers Want Us To Ignore

This year marks the 50th year The Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law has been fighting poverty.

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