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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 Podcast

State Sen. Daniel Biss: ‘Our State Is Not Working For Most People’

Illinois gubernatorial hopeful Daniel Biss says he has comprehensive plans to make Illinois work for low-income and middle-class families.

Morning Shift

State Sen. Daniel Biss: ‘Our State Is Not Working For Most People’

Illinois gubernatorial hopeful Daniel Biss says he has comprehensive plans to make Illinois work for low-income and middle-class families.

Morning Shift

One Year Later: CPD Slow To Move On DOJ’s 99 Suggested Reforms

'Morning Shift' talks to Chicago Reporter’s Jonah Newman, who has spent the last year keeping tabs on what reforms the department has made so far.

Morning Shift Podcast

Is Chicago’s Trendy Dining Scene A Bubble About To Burst?

From rising rent costs to a shrinking pool of hospitality talent, Chicago restaurateurs are facing more challenges than ever.

Morning Shift

After CTA Fares Jump, WBEZ Listeners Chime In

CTA's fare hike that went into effect this week marks the first time it has raised fares since 2009.

Morning Shift

Is Chicago’s Trendy Dining Scene A Bubble About To Burst?

From rising rent costs to a shrinking pool of hospitality talent, Chicago restaurateurs are facing more challenges than ever.

Morning Shift Podcast

Our Representatives: Senator Tammy Duckworth

We speak with Illinois Sen. Tammy Duckworth one year after assuming her role in the Senate.

Morning Shift

Why Is Illinois Medical Marijuana Program Growing So Slowly?

Growth and sales in Illinois' medical marijuana program haven’t reached anticipated goals, despite the state’s head start in the industry.

Morning Shift

Our Representatives: Senator Tammy Duckworth

We speak with Illinois Sen. Tammy Duckworth one year after assuming her role in the Senate.

Morning Shift

Chicago Tunes In To 'The Chi'

On Sunday, Emmy Award-winning writer and Chicago native Lena Waithe debuted her new show 'The Chi,' a drama on showtime depicting life on Chicago’s South Side.

Morning Shift Podcast

Emmy-Winner Lena Waithe Describes 'The Chi'

'Morning Shift' talks to Waithe about her new Showtime TV show, and the importance of representation in Hollywood.

Morning Shift

‘The Chi’ Showrunner Lena Waithe On Depicting Black Life In Chicago

The acclaimed writer talks about her new series and why TV needs to show 'people of color, queer people of color, trans people of color.'

Morning Shift Podcast

Report: Black Victims of Opioid Crisis Less Likely To Receive Treatment

A report found that African-Americans make up nearly half of all opioid-related deaths in Chicago.

Morning Shift

Report: Black Victims of Opioid Crisis Less Likely To Receive Treatment

A report found that African-Americans make up nearly half of all opioid-related deaths in Chicago.

Morning Shift Podcast

More Than 200 New Laws Just Took Effect in Illinois: What You Need To Know

As of Jan. 1, more than 200 new laws took effect in Illinois.

Morning Shift

More Than 200 New Laws Just Took Effect in Illinois: What You Need To Know

As of Jan. 1, more than 200 new laws took effect in Illinois.

Morning Shift

Doctors On The New South Side Trauma Center, Opening In Spring 2018

The University of Chicago plans to open the doors of the city’s newest adult emergency department on Friday in Hyde Park.

Morning Shift

From Budget Impasse To Pop Tax: Illinois’ Biggest Political Stories In 2017

Three political reporters weigh in on this year’s biggest stories, what was underreported, and who were the losers and winners in 2017.

Morning Shift

Comfort Food: All About Tamales

What’s your go-to comfort food? 'Morning Shift' talks to Dayna Calderon about her family’s tamalada tradition ahead of Christmas.

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