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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


Alleged Sex Abuse Lawsuit Settled By Evanston High School

The complaint claimed the school knew that a former teacher was allegedly sexually abusing male students.


Record 57.6 Million Visitors Came To Chicago In 2018

Chicago set a new tourism record last year, attracting more than 57.6 million visitors during 2018.


Leadership Changes At Chicago’s Old Town School Of Folk Music

Faculty at the music school and performance space recently made moves to unionize.


Report on Parks Says Funding, Programming Not Equitable Across Chicago

Friends of the Parks says neighborhoods that are mostly Latino have the least amount of parkland, and the city needs to be more transparent.


Teachers At Old Town School Of Folk Music Forming Union

A group of teachers at Chicago’s well-known music school based in Lincoln Square said Tuesday that they filed a petition to form a union.


McCormick House At Elmhurst Art Museum Gets Interior Redesign

An exhibition at Elmhurst Art Museums lets you imagine life in a 1950s Mies van der Rohe-designed house.


Uptown Theatre Owner Looks To Restore Former Glory

Nearly 100 years old and shuttered for the last 37, the Uptown Theatre is in solid shape and ready for rehab, the owner says.


Photos: Artist Destroys Car With Bullets To Raise Awareness Of Gun Violence

An artist is making his way through Chicago with a car destroyed by bullets to draw awareness of gun violence.

On Background: WBEZ's Politics Podcast

The Election Is Over. Now What?

The people have spoken and the votes are in. Here’s what your new government looks like and what to expect going forward.


Chicago’s Western Suburbs Turn Blue

After tight race, 6th District begins a new era with Democrat Sean Casten.

On Background: WBEZ's Politics Podcast

The Red (or Blue?) Chicago Suburbs

Chicago’s suburbs have often played a big role in Illinois elections. But a recent political shift might just change the landscape.


Chicago’s Design History On Display

A new exhibit highlights the city’s African-American designers, including some of the most practical — and fashionable.


The Show Can’t Go On: Opera’s Orchestra Is On Strike

Musicians for The Lyric Opera of Chicago are on strike after stalled negotiations. Three performances have been cancelled so far.


Chicago’s Public Art Landscape Gets New Work

Chicago’s newest public art work is being unveiled at the Merchandise Mart.


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.

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