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Meha Ahmad

Meha Ahmad

Producer, The Morning Shift

Meha Ahmad is a producer for WBEZ’s The Morning Shift. Before making the switch to radio and coming to WBEZ, Meha worked for the international news outlet Al Jazeera in Washington, D.C. as a news and field producer. There she covered everything from arts and entertainment to U.S. foreign policy to race relations in America. After five years of covering Washington politics, Meha joined the Morning Shift team to help foster conversations that affect her hometown.

Meha holds a B.A. in journalism from Columbia College Chicago. A native of the southwest suburbs, she now calls Chicago’s South Loop neighborhood home and is on the hunt for the city’s best tacos. 

Recent Stories

Morning Shift

A Traveling Art Show Gives Platform To Artists Of Color

A traveling art show returning to the area is showcasing work by a who’s who of Chicago artists. 'Morning Shift' talks to Dion Clarke, founder of the Harlem Fine Arts Show, about the inspiration behind the traveling exhibition.

Morning Shift

Former Speechwriter Remembers Obama’s ‘Hopey, Changey’ Years

At 26, David Litt became Obama’s senior speechwriter in 2013 and wrote some of the president’s more memorable, funny speeches.

Morning Shift

Are Illinois Prisons Filled With Convicts Who Already Served Their Time?

Because of Illinois’s strict laws surrounding the release of sex offenders, many in the system find themselves staying there.

Morning Shift Podcast

Our Representatives: Congressman Daniel Lipinski

We speak with Democratic Congressman Daniel Lipinski of Illinois’s 3rd congressional district, which includes Chicago’s West Lawn area.

Morning Shift

Our Representatives: Congressman Daniel Lipinski

We speak with Democratic Congressman Daniel Lipinski of Illinois’s 3rd congressional district, which includes Chicago’s West Lawn area.

Morning Shift Podcast

Accio Syllabus! DePaul Introduces Harry Potter Study Abroad Program

DePaul University’s English Department announced a Harry Potter study abroad program set for the spring.

Morning Shift

Why Does Illinois Have Strict Name-Changing Laws?

A new bill in Springfield aims to lift some of Illinois’ strict name-changing rules and requirements.

Morning Shift

Accio Syllabus! DePaul Introduces Harry Potter Study Abroad Program

DePaul University’s English Department announced a Harry Potter study abroad program set for the spring.

Morning Shift

Cook County Officials Battle Over Public Health Budget

So where are the cuts likely to be made, and how much money are we talking about here?

Morning Shift Podcast

Election Day Anniversary: Democrats

It’s Election Day — at least for one-third of the country — and the anniversary of Election Day 2016 when Donald Trump won the presidency.

Morning Shift

Election Day Anniversary: Democrats

It’s Election Day — at least for one-third of the country — and the anniversary of Election Day 2016 when Donald Trump won the presidency.

Morning Shift

Residents Getting Frustrated With Hollywood In Chicago

A recent budget hearing took a turn when aldermen raised frustrations with disruptions in their wards caused by TV and movie crews.

Morning Shift

ACA Open Enrollment Begins: What You Need To Know

'Morning Shift' talks to Kristin Schorsh, healthcare reporter for Crain’s Chicago business, to break down what health insurance buyers in Illinois need to know.

Morning Shift Podcast

There’s Something Strange In the Neighborhood: Chicago’s Haunted History

Chicago historian Adam Selzer, author of 'Mysterious Chicago,' talks about the city’s spooky history of ghost sightings and famous haunts.

Morning Shift

There’s Something Strange In the Neighborhood: Chicago’s Haunted History

Chicago historian Adam Selzer, author of 'Mysterious Chicago,' talks about the city’s spooky history of ghost sightings and famous haunts.

Morning Shift

'Stranger Things' Season 2 Hits The Small Screen

AV Club TV critic Erik Adams joins the 'Morning Shift' to give his take on the latest season, and raise a toast to the dearly departed Barb.

Morning Shift

Planning Now For Those Solo Golden Years

Joy Loverde, author of 'Who Will Take Care Of Me When I’m Old,' joins the 'Morning Shift' to talk about how to prepare for retirement.

Morning Shift

Juvenile Offenders Tried As Adults For ‘Minor’ Offenses Called ‘Troubling’

Morning Shift talks to journalist Duaa Eldeib, who reported on the Illinois Youth Center at Harrisburg for ProPublica Illinois.

Morning Shift

IG: Teachers Blacklisted From CPS Find Work At Charter, Contract Schools

Though some staffers received “Do Not Hire” designations for minor infractions, others were banned for sexual abuse and harassment, physical abuse, and fraud, and went on to work—some as teachers—in other Chicago schools.

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