LAist taps Moreno to serve as digital equity reporter

Nereida Moreno has joined LAist as a digital equity reporter, which is a new beat for the station. She wrote on X/Twitter: “Please share any story tips/Los Angeles food recs via dm or” Recently, Moreno was at Chicago Public Media, where she was an education reporter and also worked as a producer. In this […]

Chicago Public Media appoints Bailon exec editor of WBEZ-FM

Gilbert Bailon will join WBEZ-FM 91.5 as executive editor in October. In his new role, he will helm the growing on-air and online news operations, and will lead the station’s partnership with the Chicago Sun-Times. Recently, Bailon was at KERA News, where he held the same post. Before that, he was at the St. Louis […]

Sun-Times guild, Chicago Public Media reach tentative negotiations

The following was sent out from The Chicago Sun-Times Guild has reached a tentative contract agreement with Chicago Public Media, according to Sun-Times reporter and guild co-Chair Nader Issa. Issa declined to disclose terms but said more details would be given after a ratification vote takes place next week. The union members, represented by […]

Chicago Public Media finishes acquisition of Chicago Sun-Times

The following excerpt was sent out by Chicago Public Media closed its acquisition of the Chicago Sun-Times today. The organization has raised $61 million to finance the no-cash deal and invest in the newspaper. The Sun-Times will operate as a nonprofit and subsidiary of Chicago Public Media, the parent company of Chicago’s NPR station […]

Chicago Public Media appoints Garrett podcast producer

Briana Garrett has joined Chicago Public Media, which operates WBEZ-FM 91.5, as a podcast producer. Previously, she was an associate producer at Magnificent Noise. Garrett interned at and was an associate producer for Webby and Ambie Award-winning podcast Back Issue at Pineapple Street Media. Garrett has a B.A. from Middlebury College and a M.S. from […]

Chicago Public Media appoints Qin data reporter

Amy Qin has joined WBEZ-FM 91.5, Chicago’s NPR station, as a data reporter. Qin was a data and housing reporter at The Arizona Republic. She interned at Block Club Chicago NFP and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Qin worked at Injustice Watch and Politico. Qin has a B.A. from the University of Chicago. Be sure to congratulate […]

Chicago Public Media seeks interns

Chicago Public Media is seeking interns for its newsroom, podcast, talk show and multi-media teams. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Many, but not all interns have completed college or some other form of education and/or certification in the journalism or media field(s) Many go on to careers in public media or other outlets. Many have found their way […]

Incoming president and CEO of Chicago Public Media McDaniel withdraws job acceptance

The incoming president and CEO of Chicago Public Media Andi McDaniel has withdrawn her acceptance of the position. CPM board chairman Bryan Traubert wrote in a staff memo: “Chicago Public Media and Andi made the decision together, with deep commitment to serving the best interests of the staff and WBEZ’s current and future audiences.” Interim […]