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Yolanda Perdomo

Yolanda Perdomo

Reporter

Yolanda Perdomo is a general assignment reporter at WBEZ. She joined the staff in April 2013. Her radio work has aired on national programs including All Things Considered, Latino USA, Marketplace, Marketplace Money, Morning Edition, Only A Game, The Tavis Smiley Show, The World, and Weekend America.

Prior to joining WBEZ, Yolanda was a news anchor and reporter at WDCB in Glen Ellyn. She also worked as a reporter and producer at NPR affiliates WCPN (Cleveland, Ohio) and WXXI (Rochester, NY.) She also hosted and produced a weekly Spanish language public affairs television program for WXXI-TV, the PBS affiliate and co-hosted a news and public affairs program at WCNY, the PBS affiliate in Syracuse New York. Her newspaper work includes reporting for the Chicago Journal, Chicago Tribune and New York Times Regional Newspapers. Other periodicals include Hispanic, Hispanic Business, Latina Style, Lake and Cafe magazines. Yolanda has won numerous awards for exceptional reporting and producing. They include several from the Society of Professional Journalists, the Associated Press, the Press Club of Cleveland, RTNDA-Edward R. Murrow, Press Club of Syracuse and Women in Communication.

Originally from Miami, she has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Florida.

Recent Stories

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Black Lives Matter Offers Solutions To Curb Urban Violence

Black Lives Matter of Savannah Georgia has published "The Social Surge Theory" which has suggestions for Chicago to curb gun violence.

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Service Employees Union Wants Chicago To Give Them The Same Deal As Another Union

People who work as crossing guards and detention aides say they're protecting the public and they want a raise to reflect that.

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Friend: Slain Transgender Woman ‘Had Heart’

Family and friends remembered a 28-year-old transgender woman stabbed to death on the West Side.

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Painting The Underrepresented In Pilsen

Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood is known for its murals. A new one to be unveiled at 16th and Blue Island features cultural faces of Chicago.

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Airport Workers Say They Want Their Promised Wages

Some O'Hare workers say contract companies are engaging in wage theft. They're filing a complaint with the state Department of Labor.

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Activists Plan A 'Peace Surge' In Place Of Police

Activists are planning a 'peace surge' during the Labor Day weekend, in case there's a shortage of police patrolling the city

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Activists Say ICE Doesn’t Follow Protocol

Immigration activists say the civil rights of a deported man were violated by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents.

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Activists Want To Help The Police Fight Crime

With close to 80 murders in Chicago in August alone, area activists say they want to help curb the skyrocketing crime rate through training.

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Cook County Has Issued Almost 10,000 Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

County officials say they're about 10 licenses short of 10,000.

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Access Living Wins Settlement Against Landlords Refusing To Let The Deaf Inquire About Housing

Five leasing companies were sued by Access Living after allegedly discriminating against deaf people who inquired about housing.

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Brothers Arrested In Connection With Death Of Dwyane Wade’s Cousin

Brother Darwin and Derren Sorrells are charged with first degree murder in the death of the cousin of Chicago Bulls star Dwyane Wade.

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Collecting For Those Who’ve Lost Everything

Louisiana flood victims are getting some help from the Chicago area. A truck filled with supplies leaves from Rainbow PUSH headquarters on Saturday.

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Tears And Testimonies For Arshell 'Trey' Dennis

Family, friends and police officers honored Arshell Dennis today. The 19-year-old son of a CPD officer was shot to death last weekend.

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Four People Remembered After Deadly South Side Fire

Chicago fire officials are still investigating a blaze Monday that claimed the lives of four people, including a three month old infant.

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Elgin Muslim Cleric Rejects Plea Deal In Alleged Sexual Abuse Case

Imam Mohammed Abdullah Saleem is accused of abusing a female minor while she studied at his Institute for Islamic Education.

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Olympian From Will County Talks About Rio

An Olympic athlete from Will county says she’s happy the games this summer brought a little more attention to her often ignored sport.

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Flyers To Find a Killer

There's a $10,000 reward for information on the killer of a college student who died hours before he was to return to St. John's University.

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A Year After The Dyett Hunger Strike

A year after 12 people went on a hunger strike to keep Dyett high open, they reflect on their biggest win: to keep it open for everyone.

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Washington Park Residents Have Mixed Feelings On Losing The Games To Brazil

As the Olympics continue half a world away, some in Washington Park have mixed feelings about Chicago's loss and Rio de Janeiro's gain.

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Looking For A Silver Lining Despite Missing Out On A Gold Medal

Despite a loss to Sweden in the quarterfinals, Chicago fans say they're proud of Team USA.

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