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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 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.

Morning Shift

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.

Morning Shift Podcast

Trevor Noah Talks Trump, Stewart Ahead Of Chicago Telecasts

On Monday, ‘The Daily Show’ begins a week’s worth of episodes broadcast from Chicago’s Athenaeum Theatre.

Morning Shift

Trevor Noah Talks Trump, Stewart Ahead Of Chicago Telecasts

On Monday, ‘The Daily Show’ begins a week’s worth of episodes broadcast from Chicago’s Athenaeum Theatre.

WBEZ Updates

Obituary Writers Gather In Evanston To Discuss Unique Challenges

A group of obituary writers from all over the world are meeting this weekend in Evanston to discuss the business.

Morning Shift

As Chicago Marathon Hits Streets, Organizers Promise Safety Is Top Of Mind

Chicago Marathon race director Carey Pinkowski talks about the highlights and lowlights in the race’s history.

Morning Shift

After DOJ Report, Many Reforms Still Await Action

Chicago Reporter's Jonah Newman joins us to discuss which Chicago police reform ideas have seen action and which are stagnant.

Morning Shift

After DOJ Report, Many Reforms Still Await Action

Chicago Reporter's Jonah Newman joins us to discuss which Chicago police reform ideas have seen action and which are stagnant.

Morning Shift

Hugh Hefner, Playboy Founder, Dead At 91

The most renowned playboy has died. Chicago native Hugh Hefner died yesterday at the age of 91. Hefner started Playboy magazine at his Hyde Park kitchen table at a time mainstream America was conservative and sex was hardly ever discussed in the open. Hugh Hefner and his magazine as well as his club and TV shows helped to usher in a new America and with it the sexual revolution. Morning Shift talks about Hugh Hefner and his legacy with Rick Kogan of the Chicago Tribune. He’s got a great obit and remembrance of Hefner up on the paper’s website. We also talk with Candace Jordan who worked at the Playboy Club when she first moved to Chicago as a young woman.

WBEZ Updates

New DuSable Museum Architectural Exhibit Displays South Side Beauty

Chicago is an architecture destination. And a new exhibit reveals the beauty beyond a bus or a boat tour through downtown.

Morning Shift

Done With ‘Ruin Porn’, Photographer Depicts South Side In Another Light

Lee Bey says he was tired of photos showing "bombed out" South Side buildings. His new exhibit aims to refocus that narrative.

Morning Shift

Graphic Novel Tells Fascinating Tale of Robber, Writer, Father and Prison Confidant

Morning Shift talks to the author of a new graphic novel about a blind Chicagoan who lived a life of crime in his youth but transformed into a voracious writer and reader later in life. Who helped him make that turn? One of the most notorious criminals of the last century. We talk to the author of The Hunting Accident: A True Story of Crime and Poetry and the son of the man at the center of the story. 

Morning Shift Podcast

Film Fest Brings Nonaction Films From Asia To Chicago Audiences

We talk to Wong Boccio, founder and executive director of Asian Pop-up Cinema, about her push to drive interest in Asian movie-making.

Morning Shift

Film Fest Brings Nonaction Films From Asia To Chicago Audiences

We talk to Wong Boccio, founder and executive director of Asian Pop-up Cinema, about her push to drive interest in Asian movie-making.

Morning Shift Podcast

A Pioneer Looks Back at Life at the Writers’ Table Which Was Not a Common Place for Women

Susan Silver who wrote for shows like 'The Mary Tyler Moore Show' sheds details of those days in her latest book and gives us a “behind the scenes” view.

Morning Shift

Book Digs Into Effect Of Nora Ephron’s Films For Hopeless Romantics

Erin Carlson, author of 'I'll Have What She's Having: How Nora Ephron's Three Iconic Films Saved the Romantic Comedy,' discusses her book.

Morning Shift

New Data: African-American Enrollment Down At CPS

An analysis from Chicago Metropolitan Planning Council shows that enrollment of African-American students is at an all time low since 1998.

WBEZ News

Field Museum In Chicago To Become Home To New Dinosaur

Chicago's Field Museum will soon be home to a touchable cast of the biggest dinosaur ever discovered.

Morning Shift

Black Homeownership On South Side Dropping As Population Ages

WBEZ's Natalie Moore tells 'Morning Shift' why the decline is happening and the efforts to rebuild the image as a livable, welcoming community.

Morning Shift

North Central College's Commemorative Statues

Why a 40-foot-tall statue of thousands of confederate soldiers who died as prisoners of war at Chicago’s Camp Douglas is different from those honoring confederate figures like the one of Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville.

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