Natalie Y. Moore
Natalie Y. Moore is on the race, class, and communities team at Chicago's WBEZ. Her enterprise reporting has tackled race, housing, economic development, food injustice, and violence. Moore's work has been broadcast on BBC, Marketplace, and NPR's Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Weekend Edition. Moore is the author of The South Side: A Portrait of Chicago and American Segregation and winner of the 2016 Chicago Review of Books award for nonfiction and a BuzzFeed best nonfiction book award of 2016. She is also the co-author of The Almighty Black P Stone Nation: The Rise, Fall, and Resurgence of an American Gang and Deconstructing Tyrone: A New Look at Black Masculinity in the Hip-Hop Generation.
Moore is the 2017 recipient of the Chicago Library Foundation's 21st Century Award. In 2010, she received the Studs Terkel Community Media Award for reporting on Chicago's diverse neighborhoods. In 2009, she was a fellow at Columbia College's Ellen Stone Belic Institute for the Study of Women and Gender in the Arts and Media, which allowed her to take a reporting trip to Libya. She has won several journalism awards, including a Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. Other honors are from the Radio Television Digital News Association (Edward R. Murrow), Public Radio News Directors Incorporated, National Association of Black Journalists, Illinois Associated Press, and Chicago Headline Club. The Chicago Reader named her best journalist in 2017.
Prior to joining WBEZ in 2007, Moore 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. Moore has a master's in newspaper management from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and a bachelor's in journalism from Howard University.