Esther Yoon-Ji Kang

Reporter, Race, Class and Communities
Esther Yoon-Ji Kang is a reporter on the Race, Class and Communities desk.

Prior to arriving at WBEZ, she was an editor at Chicago magazine and a breaking news producer at the Tribune Company. Aside from her work on the web, Esther has covered education and juvenile court and has written for various publications. She also did a stint in communications at the Institute of Politics at the University of Chicago before returning to journalism.

Esther graduated from Northwestern University and has taught undergraduate and graduate courses at the journalism school. Her work has won numerous honors, including a national Sigma Delta Chi award from the Society of Professional Journalists and a regional Edward R. Murrow Award.

Born in South Korea, Esther grew up in Paraguay and the Washington, D.C., area. She lives in Chicago with her family.

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