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Daniel Tucker

Daniel Tucker

Senior Morning Shift Producer

Daniel Tucker is a senior producer on WBEZ’s Morning Shift where he books guests, writes scripts and helps manage the day-to-day production of the talk show. Prior to joining WBEZ in 2014, he was a producer and reporter at WNYC in New York focusing on business, technology and local New York City news. He worked on the podcast New Tech City, which was later renamed Note to Self and produced a weekly business segment called Money Talking.

Daniel has an M.A. in Journalism from the City University of New York and a B.A. in English from Vassar College.

Recent Stories

Morning Shift

What Pensions, Opioids And Sports Betting Mean For Illinois’s Finances

Many towns in Illinois, including Harvey in the suburbs south of Chicago, are not making their pension payments. So, what does that mean for the state’s finances overall?

Morning Shift

WBEZ’s Chicago And Illinois News Roundup: May 18, 2018

The latest on the Obama Presidential Center, the proposed Chicago Spire, and the state of special education in CPS: those are just a few of the big local and state stories we’re tackling in this week’s Friday News Roundup. As always, we’ve put together a great panel of journalists to help us review and analyze the news. Morning Shift talks with Sun-Times editorial board member Lorraine Forte, WBEZ city politics reporter Becky Vevea, and Crain’s Chicago Business real estate reporter Alby Gallun.

WBEZ’s Chicago And Illinois News Roundup: April 27, 2018

The latest on the Obama Presidential Center, the proposed Chicago Spire, and the state of special education in CPS: those are just a few of the big local and state stories we’re tackling in this week’s Friday News Roundup. As always, we’ve put together a great panel of journalists to help us review and analyze the news. Morning Shift talks with Sun-Times editorial board member Lorraine Forte, WBEZ city politics reporter Becky Vevea, and Crain’s Chicago Business real estate reporter Alby Gallun.

Morning Shift Podcast

‘The Epidemic Of Our Time’: A Doctor And A Patient On The Opioid Crisis

William Davis, 54, said he used heroin for about half of his life and overdosed twice. He credits one type of treatment for saving his life.

Morning Shift

‘The Epidemic Of Our Time’: A Doctor And A Patient On The Opioid Crisis

William Davis, 54, said he used heroin for about half of his life and overdosed twice. He credits one type of treatment for saving his life.

Morning Shift

Infrastructure Week Comes ‘Round Again

'Morning Shift' talks to Kirk Dillard, Chairman of the Regional Transportation Authority about the state of Illinois’ public transit system.

Morning Shift

What SCOTUS Decision Allowing Sports Betting Could Mean For Illinois

The Supreme Court struck down a 1992 law Monday that prevented sports gambling across much of the country, opening the door to a legal industry that could generate hundreds of billions of dollar in annual revenue. Illinois is one of more than a dozen states that has already been working on legislation to legalize betting on sports in anticipation of Monday’s ruling. So, what could this decision by SCOTUS mean for fans, teams and the business of sports here in the Chicago area and beyond? Morning Shift talks to sports business consultant Marc Ganis, president of Chicago-based Sportscorp Ltd.

Morning Shift

11 Minutes With Sam Sanders, Host Of NPR’s ‘It’s Been A Minute’

'Morning Shift' talks to Sam Sanders, a former national politics reporter for NPR, about what he’s trying to accomplish with 'It’s Been A Minute.'

Morning Shift Podcast

WBEZ’s Chicago And Illinois News Roundup: May 11, 2018

Lori Lightfoot resigns as the head of the Chicago Police Board to jump into the mayor’s race. And violence ticks up in as the weather warms up.

Morning Shift

WBEZ’s Chicago And Illinois News Roundup: May 11, 2018

Lori Lightfoot resigns as the head of the Chicago Police Board to jump into the mayor’s race. And violence ticks up in as the weather warms up.

Morning Shift

A Conversation with WAMU’s '1A' Host Joshua Johnson

Starting Monday, '1A' is joining the WBEZ family. 'Morning Shift' host Jennifer White talks with '1A' host Joshua Johnson.

Morning Shift

In Indiana GOP Primary, Candidates Try To ‘Out-Trump’ Each Other

Indiana is one of a handful of states that held primaries Tuesday as the country inches closer to the midterm election.

Morning Shift Podcast

Downstate County Declares Itself A Sanctuary For Gun Owners

A handful of Illinois counties now say they are “sanctuaries” for the Second Amendment.

Morning Shift

Sanctuary City Policies In Cook County Are Working: Report

A new report analyzes how President Trump’s hardline on immigration is translating into action and the effect of "sanctuary cities."

Report: Sanctuary City Policies In Cook County Are Working

A new report out Tuesday morning from the Migration Policy Institute takes stock of how President Trump’s hardline on immigration is translating into action on the ground. It also analyzes how “sanctuary city” policies like we have here in the Chicago area are affecting the number of arrests and deportations of undocumented immigrants. Morning Shift talks to Randy Capps, director of research for U.S. Programs at MPI and the lead researcher of the report, “Revving Up the Deportation Machinery: Enforcement and Pushback under Trump.”

Morning Shift

Downstate County Declares Itself A Sanctuary For Gun Owners

A handful of Illinois counties now say they are “sanctuaries” for the Second Amendment.

Morning Shift

Logan Square’s Fat Rice Only Chicago Restaurant Winner At James Beard Awards

The James Beard Awards, known as the Oscars of food, returned to Chicago Monday night.

Morning Shift Podcast

How To Buy (Or Sell) A Home In Chicagoland

April showers bring May flowers. Also big in May: Moving.

Morning Shift

How To Buy (Or Sell) A Home In Chicagoland

April showers bring May flowers. Also big in May: Moving.

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