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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

Activists Have Said There’s A Chicago Serial Killer Since 2007

CPD and the FBI are investigating whether a serial killer murdered 51 Chicago women. These activists have said as much for 12 years.

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A Serial Killer May Be Preying On Black Women In Chicago

The Murder Accountability Project has shown similarities between 51 murders over nearly two decades. Now CPD and the FBI are investigating.

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How Trump’s Trade War Is Hitting Illinois Businesses

Illinois whiskey distilleries, soybean farms and certain manufacturers are all feeling the pinch of the U.S. trade war with China.

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Should Lightfoot Consider ‘Congestion Pricing’ To Raise Revenue?

New York recently became the first U.S. city to adopt “congestion pricing” where drivers pay to enter busy areas. Should Chicago follow suit?

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Inside The Inspector General's Report On CPD's Gang Database

A panel of journalists discusses Chicago Inspector General Joe Ferguson's damning report about how CPD tracks alleged gang members.

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WBEZ's Chicago And Illinois News Roundup: April 12, 2019

Morning Shift breaks down the biggest local and state stories of the week in our Friday News Roundup with Jenn White.

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Folded Map Segregation Project Continues To Unfold

Englewood and Rogers Park. They’re two neighborhoods on opposite sides of the city, but because of Chicago’s grid system, their street addresses look very similar. Inspired by the city’s grid, and its segregation, photographer Tonika Johnson started the Folded Map Project. Johnson connects people with twin addresses--for example, 6300 North Paulina and 6300 South Paulina--and documents these map twins meeting for the first time. What started as a photography project became an art exhibit, a stage play, and, most recently, a website. Johnson stops by for the latest on her project. 

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Lightfoot Urges City Council To Put The Brakes On Lincoln Yards, ‘78’ Vote

As Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot prepares to take office, the Emanuel Administration is pushing two major projects through City Council before a new class of lawmakers take over.The council’s Finance Committee is scheduled to vote on TIF subsidies this week for two of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s pet projects — the $6 billion Lincoln Yards development on the North Side and “The 78” in the South Loop. Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot has spoken out against the mega developments, and asked lawmakers to slow down on both projects. She takes office May 20.Morning Shift talks to Fran Spielman of the Chicago Sun-Times for more on this issue.

Morning Shift

WBEZ’s Chicago and Illinois News Roundup: April 5, 2019

Morning Shift breaks down the biggest stories of the week in our Friday News Roundup with Odette Yousef.

Morning Shift

A Democratic Socialist Wave Hits Chicago’s City Council

Chicago's City Council will have at least five Democratic Socialists come May 20.

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Chicago Election Results: A New Mayor, Treasurer, And Some Races That Are Too Close To Call

Morning Shift breaks down what comes next for Chicago after this historic municipal election.

Morning Shift

Open TV Is Telling Diverse, Intersectional Stories

Hollywood and the television industry have long favored mainstream narratives, but Open TV is turning that paradigm on its head.

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Smollett Decision A Bold Move For State’s Attorney’s Office

A criminal justice expert says Kim Foxx’s decision to drop charges against Smollett shows her independence from police and from history.

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Chicago’s Demographics Are Changing. How Will The Next Mayor Respond?

We continue our conversation with demographer Rob Paral about the city of Chicago’s population and demographics.

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FAA Under Federal Scrutiny For Certifying Boeing's 737 Max 8

If the software was a potential problem, then why did the Federal Aviation Administration sign off on it in the first place?

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Sen. Duckworth Questions Boeing And FAA After Deadly Plane Crashes

Duckworth called the aviation industry's apparent influence on the Federal Aviation Administration "deeply troubling."

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Severe Flooding Hits Parts Of Northern Illinois

Many western and northern Illinoisans are dealing with waist deep water, washed out roads or worse.

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Revitalized Chicago River Could Lead To Big Economic Gains

Land near the Chicago River could be converted to nature preserves.

Morning Shift

5 Chicago-Based Authors Nominated For Lambda Literary Awards

Five great books by Chicago-based authors, all on LGBTQ themes.

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