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Steve Bynum

Steve Bynum

Worldview Producer

Steve has been a senior producer for Worldview, WBEZ’s global affairs/news program since 2001. Worldview is the only daily radio talk show in the U.S. dedicated exclusively to global news and affairs. On Worldview, Steve is responsible for creating in-depth stories, features, series, film projects and outreach events that connect listeners to global communities in Chicago and around the world.

Prior to joining WBEZ, Steve worked as: program manager for WYLL 106.7 FM in Elk Grove Village, IL; morning show producer for WMBI 90.1 FM in Chicago; producer at WSCR sports radio in Chicago; freelance sports reporter for the Chicago Tribune: and he worked in marketing for the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (now Joint Commission) in Oakbrook Terrace, IL.

For his work on the program Sandy Rios Live on WYLL 106.7 FM, Steve shared a Gabriel Award, honoring “works of excellence in broadcasting that serve audiences through the positive, creative treatment of concerns to humankind.” In 2013, he shared the Indiana Associated Press Award for producing “Best Public News Program” for the episode, “The Afternoon Shift, live from Crown Point.”

Steve serves as a board director for organizations such as WorldChicago and the Chicago Cultural Alliance. He is also program committee member for the International Network for Urban Agriculture and an International Fellow at the University of Alberta’s Chester Ronning Centre for the Study of Religion and Public Life.

Steve is a fan of Sci-fi, Foreign and 1930s film.

Recent Stories


A Look At Chicago’s Founding Legacy In Natural Science

Reset will discuss Chicago’s legacy in founding the field and study of natural science


Conditions Worsen For Migrants Seeking Asylum At U.S.-Mexico Border

WBEZ’s Maria Zamudio reports from Matamoros, Mexico, where hundreds of asylum-seekers are sleeping on the streets.


MLK DAY: How Martin Luther King's And Mahatma Gandhi's Legacies Intersect

Scholar and descendants of Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, Cesar Chavez and Jesse Jackson discuss the legacies of King and Gandhi.


Chicagoans Mobilize To Help Puerto Rico Recover From Earthquakes

Reset checks in with a local group that has been aiding in Puerto Rico’s recovery since Hurricane Maria struck the island 2017.


Is Chicago Ready For More Frequent Arctic Plunges?

As the U.S. faces an early Arctic plunge, Reset discusses the effect of these cold snaps on the vulnerable.


Medical Professionals Call ‘Virginity Tests’ Into Question

No credible medical exam proves virginity, yet such dangerous procedures occur regularly — including in the United States.


Traffic Fatalities Galvanize Biking And Pedestrian Advocates As City Reports Declining Traffic Deaths

City of Chicago reports traffic deaths in decline as biking and pedestrian safety advocates galvanize over recent traffic fatalities.


2019 National Beard And Moustache Championships Comes To Illinois

Beard and mustache aficionados compete this weekend at the 2019 National Beard And Moustache Championships in south suburban Tinley Park, Ill.


President Trump Confirms Withdrawal From Paris Climate Agreement

The Trump administration’s official announcement to pull out of the Paris climate agreement could have negative consequences for Illinois.


Film Symposium Using The Arts For Solutions To Gun Violence

Chicago film symposium uses the arts, storytelling and community dialogue for solutions to gun violence.


Chicago's Art Institute Features Over 400 Works By Andy Warhol

Over 400 works of pop art icon Andy Warhol are on display at the Art Institute of Chicago.


Boeing CEO Faces 2nd Day Of Congressional Hearings On 737 Max Plane Crashes

Boeing CEO faces a second day of congressional hearings after first-day confrontations with relatives of 737 Max plane crash victims.


‘Asylum City’: First-Person Stories From Asylum Seekers’ In Chicago

Borderless Magazine’s new series uses first-person accounts to reveal the harrowing experiences of asylum seekers in Chicago.


Top Trump Ukraine Official Testifies In Impeachment Inquiry

One of President Trump’s top Ukraine experts testified Monday on Capitol Hill before the U.S. House impeachment inquiry.


Chicago’s Rideshare Tax And Challenges Faced By Blue-collar Workers

Reset digs into Chicago’s proposed rideshare tax and discusses the challenges blue-collar workers face in commuting to the suburbs.


New Report Blames Boeing For 737 MAX Plane Crashes

Indonesian investigators released a report blaming Chicago-based Boeing for two crashes of its 737 Max jets that killed 346 people.


‘Retrofit Chicago’ Awards Leading Actors In Sustainability

Retrofit Chicago awarded leaders in sustainable building across the city.


Lightfoot’s Budget Address Raises 'Cautious Optimism' At City Hall

WBEZ city politics reporter Becky Vevea joins Reset with a report from City Hall after Mayor Lori Lightfoot's budget address.


How Chicago Neighborhoods Are Leading The Charge On Sustainability

Many little-known efforts in Chicago neighborhoods are creating a more sustainable and climate-friendly way of life in our city.

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