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Nereida Moreno

Nereida Moreno

Producer, Reset with Jenn White

Nereida previously reported for the Chicago Tribune’s metro desk with a focus on immigration and Latino communities. Prior to that, Nereida was a breaking news reporter with the Southern California News Group. She covered crime and public safety issues in her native San Bernardino, Calif. before moving to Chicago in 2016.

Nereida earned bachelor’s degrees in Journalism and American Studies from California State University, Fullerton. She drinks beer in her spare time.

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Interim Supt. Charlie Beck On Police Reform, Priorities

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