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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

Remembering Chicago Leatherman Chuck Renslow

Renslow, a prominent activist and businessman in the LGBTQ community, died Thursday.

Morning Shift

Listeners Weigh In On Death And Dying

'Morning Shift' listeners share their personal stories of loss and end-of-life care.

Morning Shift

Writing The Headline To A Person’s Life

'Chicago Sun-Times' obituary writer Maureen O'Donnell tells us about her writing process and how to craft a great obit headline.

Morning Shift

Starting Each Day By Asking ‘Who Died?’

A new documentary looks at the lives of the obituary writers at the 'New York Times.'

Morning Shift

‘Quality, Not Quantity’: Making The Most Of A Life Cut Short

Experts says all children and families are different in having the conversation, and sometimes that means it’s best not to have.

Morning Shift

Surviving Childhood Cancer Does Not Mean The Disease Is Left Behind

Adrian Abuanza was diagnosed with cancer when he was 6 years old. He's now 24 and cancer-free. He and his family reflect on his diagnoses.

Morning Shift

Each Patient — And Family — Prepares For The Unthinkable Differently

Specialists at Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital discuss how they help young patients diagnosed with chronic or terminal diseases.

Morning Shift

For Some, Death Is Part Of The Job

As a nurse at an in-patient hospice care center, Maggie McMeekin’s job is to help the dying and their families find comfort in the end.

Morning Shift

Talking To Patients About Death

Dr. Jalal Baig says doctors still struggle to tell a patient, or their family, that they are going to die.

Morning Shift

After Husband’s Early Death, Journalist Educates Others On End Of Life

TV reporter Randi Belisomo watched her husband die from cancer, but they never actually discussed that he was dying.

WBEZ News

Doctors Discuss Alternatives To Opioids For Pain

Doctors commonly prescribe opioids for pain, but with an opioid epidemic some are moving away from the practice.

Morning Shift

Grading Michelle Obama’s Legacy At Her Former High School

‘Morning Shift’ talks to current and former students at Whitney Young about the lasting impact of the First Lady.

WBEZ News

Advocacy Group Encouraged By Gov. Rauner's Rape Kit Response

The founder of a local advocacy group for rape victims says the campaign to draw attention to untested rape kits is making headway but the fight continues.

WBEZ News

Few Governors Endorse Advocacy Group's Call To Prioritize Rape Kit Testing

Two weeks ago, an advocacy group sent every governor a rape kit and asked them to endorse their call to action.

Morning Shift

Father Finds Forgiveness Eases Pain Of Son’s Murder

Twenty years ago, Steve Young stood by helplessly as his son died from a gunshot wound. Today, he’s speaking out about forgiveness.

WBEZ News

Impact of raising minimum wage

Looking at Chicago's new minimum wage hike from a number of angles, the happiness level of vegetarians, and music from A Christmas Carol.

Curious City

Why the numbered streets?

A tip from a Curious City fan helps clarify just what the heck city leaders were thinking when they gave South Side streets numbers. 

Curious City

The mystery behind Chicago’s streets could lie in maps

When Evanstonian Mark Sheldon inquired why streets on the city’s North Side are named and streets on the South Side are numbered, who better to ask than our esteemed cadre of Chicago historians? Admittedly, I thought they would have the answer at the ready. “Oh yes, of course, the great street mystery! I know why.” Not so fast...

Curious City

Commuters count on the South Side, read on the North?

If Chicago streets are messing with our directional skills, can historians come to the rescue? Curious City takes on a question posed by Mark Sheldon about why Chicago's sensible numbered streets system doesn't extend to the North.

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