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Mariah Woelfel

Mariah Woelfel

News Producer

Mariah Woelfel is WBEZ’s morning news producer--up before the sun to produce newscasts for the local broadcast of NPR’s Morning Edition. Prior to WBEZ, Mariah worked as a reporter, producer and All Things Considered host during her time as a fellow at WVIK, an NPR member station in western Illinois. She got her start in radio interning on WBEZ’s news desk during graduate school.

Mariah has a bachelor’s and master’s degree in journalism from DePaul University.

She grew up in the northwest suburbs of Chicago before moving with her family to the city’s Bronzeville neighborhood when she was 13. Mariah currently lives in Chicago’s Noble Square neighborhood with her dog, Lola.

Recent Stories

WBEZ News

Pot? Weed? Marijuana? What Should We Call It?

From a wild weed in Mexico to Dr. Dre’s iconic 1992 album, we dig into the origins of some of the drug’s nicknames.

WBEZ News

When Can I Go To The Store To Buy A Joint? Your Legal Weed Questions Answered

From driving to drug tests — quick hit answers to your questions about legal pot in Illinois.

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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg To Receive University Of Chicago Honor

The U.S. Supreme Court justice is scheduled to come to Chicago on Sept. 9 to receive the university’s 2019 Harris Dean’s Award.

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Some Chicago Latinos Urge Community Dialogue After DJ’s Crude Remark

A house music DJ shocked audience members last weekend with a mocking comment about Mexicans.

WBEZ Updates

Illinois Soybean Farmers Want Resolution To US-China Trade War

China is halting all deals for US farm products, which is bad news for soybean farmers in the Midwest. Illinois produces more soybeans than almost any other state, and China is one of its biggest buyers.

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Cook County Health Hires Audit Firm To Review Scathing IG Report

The county’s inspector general’s report questioned the health system’s financial practices.

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Officials Mull Solutions To Dangerous Conditions For Lake Michigan Boaters

But it’s unclear which federal, state or city agencies are responsible for implementing a solution to keep boaters safe.

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Great Lakes States Meet To Discuss Cost Of Fish-Repelling Sound Speakers

The meetings include agency heads who are in Chicago to talk about how to stop Asian carp from getting into Lake Michigan and beyond.

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Parishioners Mourn Closure Of St. Adalbert

A church with a nearly 150 year history of serving immigrants in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood on the Southwest Side is now closed.

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Transgender Woman Released From Illinois Prison After Long Battle

Strawberry Hampton said she was abused at four men’s prisons before she was transferred to a facility for women. She was released Monday.

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Retiring Pilsen Postman Reflects On 4 Decades Of Change

Alfredo Jacinto has hung up his sweater vest after having a window into the Southwest Side community for 37 years.

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Bike Tour Brings Riders To Chicago’s Race Riot History

One hundred years ago this summer, the killing of an African American boy ignited violent clashes between blacks and whites.

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Illinois Companies To Trump Administration: Don’t Escalate Trade War

Executives and business leaders warn Illinoisans will ultimately pay more for everything, from toilet seats to bowling balls.

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Chicagoans Show Early Enthusiasm For E-Scooters

A four-month program got off to a strong start, with more than 11,000 rentals in three days.

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MetroSouth Medical Center To Close By End Of Year

The Blue Island hospital asked a state review board if it can stop services as it looks for a buyer to serve the 23,000-resident community.

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Nurses Union Accuses University Of Chicago Of Jeopardizing Patient Safety

The union is taking its complaints to the Illinois Department of Public Health and the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

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Chicago Police Enlisting Local Businesses To Help Fight Crime

All 22 Chicago’s police districts will get a business liaison officer to work with local businesses to help make their neighborhoods safer.

WBEZ News

State High Court Rejects Food Truck Case Against Chicago

Despite a years-long legal fight, justices ruled Thursday Chicago can keep food trucks at least 200 feet away from restaurants.

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Democratic Socialist Topples Chicago Political Dynasty

Rossana Rodríguez Sánchez won the 33rd Ward by just 13 votes. Now she’s strategizing to make good on big-picture promises.

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Chicago Bears Making Moves In The NFL Draft

WBEZ’s sports contributor Cheryl Raye Stout joined Lisa Labuz to talk about her predictions and analysis of the Bears’ draft moves.

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