Lakeidra Chavis

Reporting Fellow

Lakeidra Chavis is the reporting fellow for ProPublica Illinois. She comes to ProPublica from Chicago Public Media (WBEZ). She was a producer for WBEZ’s News Desk, helping produce “Morning Edition” and “All Things Considered.” Outside of production, she explored untold stories in the city, including an in-depth piece on how Chicago’s black communities have been impacted by the opioid crisis. Before coming to the big city, Lakeidra worked as a reporter in rural Alaska. While there, she covered issues around police misconduct, climate change and financial corruption. Lakeidra has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

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