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Jennifer White

Jennifer White

Anchor/Host

Jennifer White arrived in Chicago in 2016. She was previously local host of All Things Considered and community outreach manager at NPR member station Michigan Radio. Jenn has served as Executive Producer and host of the television program, "Out of the Blue: The Michigan Difference," on the Big Ten Network. She was also the host of the nationally distributed public radio documentary "Finding Our Bootstraps: Americans Deal With Recession," and has served as Executive Producer and host of the public television programs "Out of the Box" and "Edible Legacies." She has moderated several political forums, including gubernatorial and mayoral debates for both public radio and television.

A native of Detroit and graduate of the University of Michigan, she has worked in public media since 1999.

Recent Stories

Morning Shift

WBEZ’s Chicago and Illinois News Roundup: June 29, 2018

Need a recap of week's news? The Morning Shift's Weekly News Roundup helps put it in perspective.

Morning Shift Podcast

How A Local Program Helps Young Addicts Recover

Marty Cook says the northwest suburbs saw an “avalanche” of young people seeking recovery programs a few years ago. So he helped create one.

Morning Shift

How A Local Program Helps Young Addicts Recover

Marty Cook says the northwest suburbs saw an “avalanche” of young people seeking recovery programs a few years ago. So he helped create one.

Morning Shift

Proposed Changes To Illinois’ Biometrics Laws Worry Advocates

Illinois has some of the strictest laws in the country regarding the collection and storage of biometric data. That could change.

Making Obama

Obama BONUS: The Decision

In 2007, Barack Obama announced his presidential run. Hear how he came to that decision in this ‘Making Obama’ extra.

Morning Shift

Jazz Institute Of Chicago Gets First Black Leader

Jazz Institute Of Chicago Gets First Black Leader

Morning Shift Podcast

The U.S. Census Citizenship Question: A Primer

'Morning Shift' looks at the history of the census, how it's used and the challenges of collecting the data this year.

Making Obama

Yes We Can!

Barack Obama burst onto the national stage during his U.S. Senate run. Hear how ambition and luck propelled him to Washington.

Making Obama

Up Or Out

Former president Barack Obama has only lost one election. It was in 2000, and that defeat set him on the course for his U.S. Senate run.

Making Obama

Wait Your Turn

In 2000, Barack Obama ran for Congress against a Chicago political legend. It became a contest about race and identity.

Making Obama

You Don’t Say No To Barack

Former President Barack Obama won his first political seat in 1996. Hear what he had to learn, and the conflicts he faced, to get there.

Making Obama

Chicago Politics Ain’t Beanbag

The fall of Chicago’s “machine” politics, the rise of Mayor Harold Washington, and what a young Barack Obama learned from watching it all.

Making Obama

The Man In The Background

Former President Barack Obama — along with key advisers, mentors, and rivals — tells the story of his climb from Chicago to the national stage. In the first episode of this six-part podcast from WBEZ, hear Obama reflect on how the city shaped him.

Making Obama

Preview: Making Obama

Former President Barack Obama — along with friends, mentors, and rivals — tells the story of his climb from Chicago to the national stage. Subscribe now and don’t miss the first episode on February 8.

Morning Shift Podcast

Our Representatives: Congressman Peter Roskam

'Morning Shift' host Jenn White talks to Republican Congressman Peter Roskam about everything from climate change to immigration reform.

Morning Shift

Our Representatives: Congressman Peter Roskam

'Morning Shift' host Jenn White talks to Republican Congressman Peter Roskam about everything from climate change to immigration reform.

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