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Natalie Y. Moore
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Natalie Y. Moore

Fall Faculty Fellow, 2009
Chicago, IL

Natalie Y. Moore is a reporter for Chicago Public Radio’s South Side bureau. Prior to joining the Chicago Public Radio staff in May 2007, Natalie was a city hall reporter for the Detroit News. She has also been an education reporter for the St. Paul Pioneer Press and a reporter for the Associated Press in Jerusalem. As a freelance journalist, Natalie’s work has been published in Essence, Black Enterprise, the Chicago Reporter, Bitch, In These Times, the Chicago Sun-Times and the Chicago Tribune. She is co-author of the book Deconstructing Tyrone: A New Look at Black Masculinity in the Hip-Hop Generation (Cleis Press, 2006). Natalie has an M.S.J. in Newspaper Management from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and a B.A. in Journalism from Howard University. She is an adjunct instructor at Columbia College Chicago and is the former program chair for the Association for Women Journalists. Natalie has taught at Oakland University and Wayne State University. She has appeared on CNN and Fox News.  Natalie is a 2010 recipient of the Studs Terkel Community Media Award. She has won several journalism awards, including a Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism, the National Association of Black Journalists and Public Radio News Directors Incorporated.


During her Fellowship, Natalie travelled to Tripoli, Libya to collect stories focused on gender, human rights, leadership and media in the country. The completed news-feature stories aired on Chicago Public Radio’s Worldview during October of 2010.


Moore is co-editor of  WBEZ's Vocolo award-winning series, Race:Out Loud. The series recently won the Murrow Award. Moore is the co-author of the book The Almighty Black P Stone Nation: The Rise, Fall and Resurgence of an American Gang (February 1, 2011) published by Lawrence Hill Books.