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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

Report Finds Bullying, Sexual Harassment In Madigan’s Office

A report released by the former state inspector general yesterday reveals a culture of sexual harassment and other offenses in the office of Illinois house speaker Michael Madigan.

Morning Shift

Why Planned Parenthood Is Now Refusing Title X Funds

The nation’s largest reproductive health care provider will refuse Title X funds due to a new federal rule restricting abortion referrals.

Morning Shift

Planned Parenthood Of Illinois CEO On Withdrawing From Title X Funds

Planned Parenthood will refuse Title X funds due to a new federal rule restricting abortion referrals.

Morning Shift

‘Inverted Yield Curve’ Suggests A Recession Within Two Years

An economic indicator many people have never heard of suggests we’re recession-bound. Say hello to the “inverted yield curve.”

Morning Shift

Chicago Board Of Elections Says Facebook Still Not Secure For Elections

The board is one organization that’s been raising red flags about Facebook's new restrictions on political advertising.

Morning Shift

National Endowment for the Humanities Announces Grants for Chicago

Jon Parrish Peede, chairman of the NEH, is in town for the announcement and stops by the Morning Shift.

Morning Shift

Lightfoot Takes On Opioid Crisis On Chicago’s West Side

The opioid crisis is a nationwide epidemic, but the situation on Chicago’s West Side is unique. Mayor Lightfoot wants to fix the problem.

Morning Shift

New App Helps Spanish-Speaking Cancer Survivors

The University of Illinois Cancer Center is launching a Spanish language version of the LivingWith app for cancer survivors and their families.

Morning Shift

Meet Chicago’s First-Ever Chief Equity Officer

Mayor Lori Lightfoot created the position to make sure her administration is bringing an equity lens to policymaking.

Morning Shift

Anti-Violence Leader Wants Justice For Two South Side Moms Shot Dead

Chantell Grant and Andrea Stoudemire were shot dead Friday on the block they worked to protect for years.

Morning Shift

Kid Podcasters Turn WBEZ On To Reach Out And Read

Morning Shift takes a page from the student podcasters at North Shore Country Day School by profiling literacy nonprofit Reach Out And Read.

Morning Shift

Third Grade Audio Podcast: Reach Out And Read

Third graders at North Shore Country Day School made this podcast about Reach Out And Read Illinois.

Morning Shift

Third Grade Audio Podcast: Lakeview Pantry

Third graders at North Shore Country Day School made this podcast about the Lakeview Pantry.

Morning Shift

Lightfoot Moves To Overhaul Discriminatory Ticketing In Chicago

Tens of thousands of mostly black, low-income Chicagoans would benefit from the changes Mayor Lightfoot has proposed.

Morning Shift

People Are The Focus At 4th Annual Chicago Poetry Block Party

“Poetry happens everywhere.” That’s the message behind the 4th Annual Chicago Poetry Block Party, which takes place in Pilsen on July 27.

Morning Shift

Healing And Wellness For Chicago’s ‘Angel Mamas’

‘Angel Mamas’ are mothers who have lost children to gun violence. An all-day event Friday will help them with grief recovery and self-care.

Morning Shift

Staying Safe During Chicago’s Hottest Week Of The Year

Temperatures will be in the mid-80s and above this week at a minimum. The mercury will approach 100 degrees on Friday.

Morning Shift Podcast

No Raids, But Immigrant Kids Still In Detention In Chicago Area

Nationwide immigration raids did not happen. But Trump administration policies mean immigrant kids are still being housed in Chicago area.

Morning Shift

#GatorWatch2019: The Crocodilian In Humboldt Park

The lagoon in Humboldt Park is home to geese, ducks and swan boats. Now there’s a new resident: A five-foot-long alligator.

Morning Shift

Chicagoans Continue To Help Puerto Rico Hurricane Recovery

Morning Shift checks in with Puerto Rican Agenda, a Chicago nonprofit that's been helping those affected by Hurricane Maria.

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