Adriana is a former 2012 WBEZ Pritzker fellow and was part of the inaugural class of Northwestern University’s Social Justice News Nexus fellowship program. She worked on a 2015 award-winning audio project for WBEZ and NPR’s This American Life about unregulated drug rehab centers in Chicago drawing people from Puerto Rico. Her investigation was recognized with a Sigma Delta Chi Award with the Society of Professional Journalists, a 2016 National Edward R. Murrow Award and three Peter Lisagor Awards.
Prior to joining WBEZ’s education team, Adriana worked at Univision Chicago where she was honored with two Chicago/ Midwest Emmy Awards.
Adriana lived in Dubuque and Des Moines, Iowa for many years. She is originally from Medellin, Colombia and has been a Chicago resident since 2005.
Stories by Adriana Cardona-Maguigad
Dogs must be vaccinated and have a permit to visit a dog park. But is anyone checking?
More South Asian businesses have set up shop in the suburbs to meet the demand of a growing community. What does that mean for Devon Avenue?
In recent years, large groups of teens have started gathering in downtown Chicago. We spoke with some of the young people behind these events.
Malört’s ascendancy happened more recently than you might think. And a lot of it comes down to one man.
Last year alone, more than 400 people died in Cook County and had no one to claim their bodies. Here’s what happened after they died.
Carolina Sandoval estaba en uno de los primeros autobuses que llegaron de Texas a Chicago el otoño pasado. No ha sido fácil, pero las cosas son aún más difíciles para los migrantes que llegan hoy en día.
In West Ridge, Farhat Khatoon and Waniya Zahid help their neighbors get connected to health care, legal support and other social services.
Carolina Sandoval was on one of the first buses that arrived in Chicago from Texas last fall. It hasn’t been easy — but things are even more difficult for migrants arriving today.
Jerald Gary, who purchased the theater in 2014, met an important deadline last month to maintain ownership of the historic building.
Chicago’s Jamaican population may be small, but local love for the cuisine is huge.