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 […]

Vevea swaps WBEZ-FM for Chalkbeat

Becky Vevea will join Chalkbeat Chicago as its bureau chief. She comes from WBEZ -FM 91.5, Chicago’s NPR news station, where she recently served as a political reporter. Before that, she served as an education reporter. Vevea also worked as an education reporter at the Chicago News Cooperative and was a reporter at Milwaukee Journal […]

NPR hires Yousef as national security correspondent

The following note was sent to NPR staff by chief national editor Vickie Walton-James and Andrew Sussman, supervising editor, national security: Colleagues, We’re pleased to announce that Odette Yousef will join NPR as National Security Correspondent focusing on Extremism. Odette has been a reporter at WBEZ since 2010, as part of the Race, Class and […]

WBEZ appoints Runes data/visuals reporter

WBEZ has tapped Charmaine Runes as a data/visuals reporter. She joins from South Side Weekly where she was director of factchecking. She was also a graduate teaching assistant at the University of Chicago and has also worked as a design and digital services fellow transforming the City of Chicago’s data and digital services. She has […]