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Cate Cahan

Cate Cahan


As a WBEZ editor, Cate works with reporters and producers to conceive and research stories, edits scripts and digital copy, and organizes long-term projects, including series.

Cate joined WBEZ in 1998 as editor for Eight Forty-Eight, then WBEZ's weekday morning newsmagazine. She's played a number of key roles here, including as interim news director and metro editor of beat reporters in community bureaus, and in business, politics, science, criminal and legal affairs, education, urban affairs and arts. Because she works with excellent reporters and producers Cate has received numerous local, regional and national awards. Before coming to WBEZ, she worked as editorial director and later planning editor for the local CBS station, WBBM.

She’s also been a magazine editor and worked as a newspaper reporter, which she still sometimes misses. Cate has a M.A. in journalism from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Recent Stories


Sociologist: After The Fair Housing Act, Discrimination Looks Different

King fought to end housing discrimination. A week after he was killed, the president signed what he’d been working toward into law.

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Lori Lightfoot says Mayor Rahm Emanuel will not have any influence on the board during the search for Garry McCarthy’s replacement.


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