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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

WBEZ News

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.

WBEZ News

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.

WBEZ News

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.

Morning Shift

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.

Morning Shift Podcast

Looking For Something To Read? Chicago Public Library’s Got You Covered

Just in time for the holidays, the Chicago Public Library releases its list of the best books of 2017.

Morning Shift

Looking For Something To Read? Chicago Public Library’s Got You Covered

Just in time for the holidays, the Chicago Public Library releases its list of the best books of 2017.

Morning Shift

WTTW Takes Viewers On The Chicago River

'Morning Shift' talks to WTTW producer and host Geoffrey Baer about how the Chicago River has gone from a polluted dump to a pedestrian-friendly destination.

WBEZ Updates

Harold Washington Insider Remember's Mayor's Approach To Racism

Chicago’s first black mayor, Harold Washington, died 30 years ago this week. A former insider remembers his approach to the racism he faced.

Morning Shift

'Morning Shift' Looks At The Life And Legacy Of Chicago Mayor Harold Washington

'Morning Shift' looks at the legacy of Harold Washington with the journalists who covered his reign over City Hall.

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 Representatives: 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 Representatives: Congressman Danny Davis

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

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