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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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Activists Protest Hate Crime Ordinance Near Homan Square

Activists in North Lawndale, who call their camp "Freedom Square," are against a proposed ordinance giving police hate crime protections.

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“Freedom Square” Sets Up Camp In Front Of Homan Square

Demonstrators are setting up camp across the street from Homan Square, the Chicago police facility. They're calling it "Freedom Square."

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In Some Jobs Hot Days Are Even Hotter Inside

Chicago and Cook county officials want people to visit cooling centers to avoid the heat. But not everyone inside is able to cool off.

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Commissioner Wants Media’s Help to Stop Violence

Cook Co. Commissioner Richard Boykin wants to curb violence through social media, promoting the hashtag #RespectLife on public service announcements.

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Illinois’ Comptroller: Still In Debt Even With A Temporary Budget

With a temporary budget covering the end of the year, Illinois will owe about 10 billion dollars in December.

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Activists Sue City Over Open Meetings Act

Plaintiffs allege they were kept out of two city council meetings where important votes were being taken without public input.

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Police Patrol Englewood After A 4 Year Old Is Shot

Neighborhood residents say the new police presence won’t last.

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Cook County Unveils New Website

Cook County residents should be able to find information on forest preserves, tax assessments and everything in between a little more easily online.

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Supporters Say Vote Early And Often For Pullman National Monument

Pullman is up against the likes of Yosemite and the Great Smoky Mountains for a $250,000 prize.

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Coal City: One Year Later

A year after a tornado tore through Coal City, residents remember how they were able to rebuild after the devastating event.

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Illinois Senator Dick Durbin Advocates For Gun Control

One amendment Durbin supports: blocking gun sales to suspected terrorists.

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Ebony And Jet Are Being Sold

The Johnson Co., owner of iconic magazines chronicling black life for more than 70 years will sell the magazines to a private equity firm.

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Tears, Tributes And Tensions As Chicago Remembers The Orlando Shooting Victims

As Chicago prepares for Pride events this month, plans include more police. And a push to recognize those killed at the Orlando club.

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Muhammad Ali’s Chicago Awakening

Louisville is the boxer’s hometown. But Chicago is where a religious conversion changed Cassius Clay to Muhammad Ali.

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Claypool Blames Springfield For Principal Exodus

The CPS CEO says the uncertainty about next year’s school funding puts the district at risk of losing talent.

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High School Students Craft Legislation To Open Up Civil Rights Era Files

U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush is sponsoring the teens’ attempt get more cold case files released.

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Police Pack Kid’s Graduation To Remember Fallen Officer

Chicago cop Alex Valadez was killed just before his son was born. Friday, officers cheered the boy on at his kindergarten graduation.

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Divvy Rolls Out 85 New Bike Stations In Chicago

Chicago bike rental riders will get 85 more options to choose from. Divvy is installing new docks on the city’s South and West Sides.

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Divvy Adding 85 Bike Rental Locations

Divvy is rolling out more bike-sharing stations in Chicago and two suburbs.

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Family Of Slain Chicago Teen Doubts Police Can Find Killer

Fabien Lavinder, a 15-year-old living on the South Side, was the 66th Chicagoan murdered in May.

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