Natalie Moore covers segregation and inequality for WBEZ (Chicago’s NPR station) and will be the panel's moderator. Her reporting has tackled race, housing, economic development, food injustice, and violence. Natalie is the author of The South Side: A Portrait of Chicago and American Segregation, winner of the 2016 Chicago Review of Books award for nonfiction and a Buzzfeed best nonfiction book of 2016. She writes a monthly Chicago Sun-Times column, and has been published in outlets such as Essence, Ebony, Chicago Tribune, New York Times, and Washington Post. She is a 2021 USA Fellow and a member of University of Chicago Center for Effective Government’s first cohort of Senior Practitioner Fellows. The Pulitzer Center named her a 2020 Richard C. Longworth Media Fellow for international reporting. Prior to joining WBEZ in 2007, she was a city hall reporter for the Detroit News, an education reporter for the St. Paul Pioneer Press, and reported for the Associated Press in Jerusalem.
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