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Katherine Nagasawa

Katherine Nagasawa

Producer, Curious City

Katherine Nagasawa is the multimedia producer for WBEZ’s Curious City, which means she’s in charge of finding creative and engaging ways to answer questions about Chicago through the web. On any given day, she can be found working with reporters and audience members alike to design an interactive story, pull off a social media campaign, or shoot photo and video out in the city. 

Outside of WBEZ, Katherine’s an independent documentary filmmaker. She produced Beyond the Seal, a web documentary about Fair Trade bananas and the people behind a movement to change the banana industry. Her latest short documentary, Ilse, follows an undocumented high school senior as she attempts to obtain permanent residency. Her work has appeared in The Atlantic, Real Food Media, and the Chicago Latino Film Festival. 
 
A Southern California native, Katherine moved to Chicago to earn a degree in journalism and film studies from Northwestern University. She’s proud to call the Second City her second home, and loves biking the Lakefront Trail, trying new foods in different neighborhoods, and listening to live music at the city’s many venues.

Recent Stories

Curious City

Which Dances Were Invented In Chicago?

Don your dancing shoes as we track down the Chicago band members, musicians, and dancers who helped create five iconic moves.

Curious City

What Happened To Chicago’s Japanese Neighborhood?

Lake View once had a thriving Japanese community, but it fell victim to a push for assimilation.

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