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Nereida Moreno

Nereida Moreno

Producer, The Morning Shift

Nereida Moreno is a producer on WBEZ’s Morning Shift program. She 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.

Recent Stories

Morning Shift

‘Carnaval’ Festival To Highlight Latinx Voices In Theater

The festival will feature live readings of six new plays performed and produced by Latinx talent from DePaul University's Theatre School.

Morning Shift

Nikole Hannah-Jones On Ida B. Wells

The award-winning investigative journalist talks about the news that an Ida B. Wells monument is coming to Chicago's Bronzeville neighborhood.

Morning Shift

Rauner Signs Two Bills To Curb Gun Violence

One of the laws authorizes family members or law enforcement to seek an order of protection from those who pose “an immediate and present danger” to themselves or to others.

Morning Shift

Vision Zero Program Embraced In Bike-Friendly Portland

Like Chicago, Portland is taking part in Vision Zero, a program aimed at boosting transportation safety and eliminating traffic deaths altogether.

Morning Shift

How Trade War With China Will Impact American Workers

Experts say the trade war officially started on July 6 when the United States imposed tariffs on Chinese goods worth $34 billion.

Morning Shift Podcast

WBEZ’s Chicago And Illinois News Roundup: July 13, 2018

The Morning Shift breaks down the biggest stories of the week in our Friday News Roundup with host Jenn White.

Morning Shift

WBEZ’s Chicago And Illinois News Roundup: July 13, 2018

The Morning Shift breaks down the biggest stories of the week in our Friday News Roundup with host Jenn White.

Morning Shift

How Young Men Of Color Benefit From Diverse Teaching Staff

The “Call Me MISTER” program prepares black and Latino men to become elementary teachers in the Chicago Public Schools system.

Morning Shift

Durbin Says Trump’s SCOTUS Nominee Has Some ‘Extraordinarily Unusual Views’

If confirmed, Judge Brett Kavanaugh would become the nation's 114th Supreme Court justice and cement a conservative hold over the high court.

Morning Shift

Advocates Stake Out Gun-Violence ‘Hot Spots’ On South, West Sides

Youth leaders are holding campout events this summer to create safe spaces in neighborhoods prone to gun violence.

Morning Shift

Addressing Street Harassment In The #MeToo Era

Morning Shift explores the problem of street harassment, hears stories from listeners and talks about how we can all help prevent harassment and assault.

Morning Shift

Chicago Food Cart Vendors Struggle To Obtain Permits

There are thousands of food carts on city streets according to advocates, but only 27 of them are actually licensed.

Morning Shift

Illinois Districts Must Adopt Cursive Writing In 2018-2019 School Year

Students must pass at least one unit of cursive writing by the end of fifth grade.

Morning Shift

Comedian Cameron Esposito Confronts Sexual Assault In Stand-Up Special

Esposito, a Cook County native, self-released the special challenging societal norms on sexual assault from a survivor’s perspective.

Morning Shift

Latinos Face Cultural, Language Barriers When Seeking Opioid Abuse Treatment

In Chicago, 741 people died of opioid overdoses in 2016 and nearly 17 percent of those victims were Latino.

Morning Shift

Separating Immigrant Families At Border May Have Lasting Effects On Children

The Trump administration is enforcing a “zero tolerance” immigration policy and separating families at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Morning Shift

CPS Watchdog Vows Complete Investigations Of Shocking Sex Abuse Claims

But the inspector general for Chicago Public Schools says he needs more resources to properly investigate all allegations of sex abuse.

Morning Shift

Donda’s House: We Lost Sponsors Over Kanye’s Controversial Remarks

“Unfortunately, it’s kind of like a blessing and a curse in many ways to be associated with a celebrity,” group’s leader says.

Morning Shift

Chicago Schools Chief Says She’ll ‘Be Held Accountable’ For Sex Abuse Scandal

CPS CEO Janice Jackson acknowledged that regaining the trust of parents is “critically important” to her and the school district.

Morning Shift

Key Alderman Says Public Shouldn’t Have 'Total Control' Of Police Oversight

Ald. Ariel Reboyras said the public should only have an ‘advisory role’ when it comes to police oversight. “Full control? Absolutely not.”

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