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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

What You Need To Know Before Day Two Of The Jason Van Dyke Trial

After days of jury selection, a Cook County judge on Monday heard opening arguments in the murder trial of Chicago Police officer Jason Van Dyke.Prosecutors formally dropped four counts of first-degree murder, but Van Dyke still faces two first-degree counts of murder, 16 counts of aggravated battery and one count of official misconduct for shooting and killing Laquan McDonald in 2014.In his opening remarks, Van Dyke’s lead defense attorney Daniel Herbert argued that 17-year-old McDonald was on a “wild rampage” through the city and that Van Dyke’s decision to shoot was lawful.Special prosecutor Joseph McMahon suggested race was a motivating factor and said that “not a single shot was necessary or justified.”  WBEZ reporter Shannon Heffernan joins the Morning Shift from the courtroom to talk about the trial.

Morning Shift

ProPublica Tracks Down Migrant Children Housed In Chicago Area

Seven migrant children sent to Chicago-area shelters are still in federal custody.

Morning Shift

Multimedia Project Documents Life On Chicago’s West Side

A new series from The Triibe explores the ways black people on Chicago’s West Side have been neglected by the city.

Morning Shift

WBEZ Special Coverage: A Look At Rahm Emanuel's Record, And What's Next

On Tuesday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced that he would not be running for a third term as mayor, stunning the political establishment in Chicago and the 11 challengers lined up against him in the mayoral race. What does his decision mean for the city of Chicago when it comes to public safety, education, the economy...and the 2019 mayor’s race?

Morning Shift

Jason Van Dyke Goes On The Record For ‘16 Shots’ Podcast

Chicago Police officer Jason Van Dyke gave his first interview nearly four years after he fatally shot 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.

Morning Shift

Cardinal Cupich Responds To Fallout From Latest Sex Abuse Scandal

A grand jury report in Pennsylvania revealed seven decades of sexual abuse and cover-up by 300 priests — seven of those priests have ties to Illinois.

Morning Shift

Trump Moves To Scale Back Federal Coal Plant Regulation

More people will likely die early from exposure to pollution emitted by coal plants, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.

Morning Shift

How To Cope With (And Possibly Prevent) Food Allergies

As more and more kids are diagnosed with food allergies, pediatricians are studying a possible cure: eating allergenic foods at early ages.

Morning Shift

National Spotlight On Chicago With Hadiya Pendleton Trial

Micheail Ward and Kenneth Williams are standing trial for the teen’s murder.

Morning Shift

Digging Into Aretha Franklin’s Detroit Gospel Roots

Soul diva Aretha Franklin came up in the gospel tradition of 1950s Detroit.

Morning Shift

Former Ebony Editor Remembers Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin passed away Thursday in Detroit. She was 76.

Morning Shift

Immigration Advocates Question Chicago’s ‘Welcoming City’ Status After Police Raid

Authorities said they raided the Pilsen mini-mart because they suspected it was selling counterfeit clothing.

Morning Shift Podcast

Consent Decree Could Boost Mental Health Resources In CPD

If approved, the Chicago Police reform plan would expand resources for mental health and officer wellness.

Morning Shift

Consent Decree Could Boost Mental Health Resources In CPD

If approved, the Chicago Police reform plan would expand resources for mental health and officer wellness.

Morning Shift

Flint Researchers Discover Contaminated Tap Water In Berwyn, Cicero

Tap water can become contaminated as it passes through aging service lines made of lead.

Morning Shift

A Homeowners Guide To Property Tax Refunds

53,000 Cook County homeowners are getting a property tax refund.

Morning Shift Podcast

How Are CPD Officers Trained To Handle Residents With Mental Illness?

Chicago Police officers often serve as first responders to residents experiencing mental health crises.

Morning Shift

How Are CPD Officers Trained To Handle Residents With Mental Illness?

Chicago Police officers often serve as first responders to residents experiencing  mental health crises.So, how are officers trained to handle crisis intervention? And what resources are available for residents or family members of those dealing with mental health conditions?A draft consent decree proposal released last month could change the way Chicago police officers respond to people with mental illness by reducing use of force and connecting them to proper resources.Morning Shift discusses those proposed changes as well as other provisions in the consent decree aimed at aiding police officers dealing with mental health crises themselves.GUEST: Alexa James, licensed clinical social worker, executive director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Chicago and former member of the mayor-appointed Police Accountability Task ForceLEARN MORE:  Consent Decree proposal (pages 21-42)Chicago police union head blasts proposed CPD reform plan, vows court fight (Chicago Tribune 7/28/18)

Morning Shift

Chicago Has One Of Its Most Violent Weekends Of The Year

More than 70 people were shot in Chicago this weekend — 12 of them fatally. Morning Shift discusses Chicago's ongoing gun violence problem.

Morning Shift

Pat Quinn Pushes For Mayoral Term Limits

Former Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn says he’s collected 80,000 signatures for a binding ballot measure that would impose two-term limits on the mayor's office.

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