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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: April 19, 2019

Morning Shift breaks down Chicago’s new city council, new bribery charges linked to the city’s longest-serving alderman and more.

Morning Shift

Damon Young Talks Masculinity And Blackness In New Memoir

Damon Young explores the intersection of masculinity and blackness in his new memoir, 'What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Blacker.'

Morning Shift

How The Johnson Publishing Company Influenced Black Culture

Johnson Publishing Company on Wednesday filed for chapter 7 bankruptcy.

Morning Shift

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

Lightfoot Suggests Eliminating Clerk, Treasurer’s Office

The mayoral candidate also defended her record on police reform and called taxpayer funding for the Lincoln Yards development “problematic.”

Morning Shift

Gun Violence Killed Her Son. Now She Wants To Help Communities Heal.

South Side mother Lisa Daniels tackles gun violence through restorative justice and joins the Illinois Parole Board.

Morning Shift

WBEZ’s Chicago And Illinois News Roundup: March 8, 2019

Lincoln Yards was approved by the Zoning Committee, mayoral candidates debated, and Gov. Pritzker released his income tax proposal.

Morning Shift

WBEZ's 'Morning After The Elections' Special: Hour 1

Listen to this special two-hour post-election edition of the Morning Shift.

Morning Shift

WBEZ's 'Morning After The Elections' Special: Hour 2

Lori Lightfoot and Toni Preckwinkle will face off in the April runoff election. Plus, we get you up to speed on key aldermanic races.

Morning Shift

What Happens In Cook County Criminal Courts When The Cameras Aren’t Rolling?

Jason Van Dyke’s trial was high-profile and high-budget. But what happens to less famous defendants in Cook County courts?

Morning Shift

WBEZ’s Chicago And Illinois News Roundup: February 8, 2019

Too much news, not enough time? From the shake-ups in City Hall to the latest with the county’s controversial gang database, let 'Morning Shift' catch you up on the biggest Chicago and Illinois stories of the week with our Friday News Roundup.

Morning Shift

Vocalo Radio Celebrates Hip-Hop Arts With 10th Annual Winter Block Party

Vocalo’s 10th annual Winter Block Party is this Saturday at noon. It’s free, it’s fun, and all ages are welcome. Jill Hopkins, host of the Morning Amp on Vocalo, joins Morning Shift with all the details on the event.

Morning Shift

Things To See, Hear, and Eat Around Chicago This Weekend

It’s hard to convince myself to leave the house for anything but work this time of year. So, to inspire me and people like me, we have some suggestions from Ji Suk Yi, host of the Chicago Sun-Times video series “The Grid.”

Morning Shift

What To See, Hear, And Eat Around Chicago This Weekend

Looking for things to do around the city that will make you forget about the cold? We got you covered.

Morning Shift Podcast

Jason Van Dyke Sentenced To 81 Months In Prison

The former Chicago Police officer was sentenced to nearly seven years Friday for the 2014 shooting death of a black teenager.

Morning Shift

How To Talk To Youth About Sexual Violence And Consent

There have been many high-profile sexual abuse cases in the past few years, including allegations against R& B singer R. Kelly. For survivors, that can trigger their trauma.

Morning Shift

How Many Jobs Has Tony Sarabia Had?

WBEZ's Jenn White asks Morning Shift host Tony Sarabia about his long and storied career.

Morning Shift

WBEZ’s Chicago And Illinois News Roundup: November 16, 2018

Former First Lady Michelle Obama kicked off her book tour in Chicago. A black security guard was shot and killed by a white Midlothian police officer. And as one more person joins the Chicago mayor’s race, another drops out.Those are just a few of the stories we dive into with our top-notch panel on the Friday News Roundup. 

Morning Shift

WBEZ’s Chicago And Illinois News Roundup: November 9, 2018

Illinois has a new governor. Chicago most likely won't be home to Amazon HQ2, and voters are split on banning straws. So much news, so little time, but we break it all down on our Friday News Roundup.

Morning Shift Podcast

WBEZ’s Chicago And Illinois News Roundup: Sept. 21, 2018

Jenn White helps break down the biggest stories of the week in WBEZ's Friday News Roundup.

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