• WBEZ/Chicago's Odette Yousef Joins NPR As National Security Correspondent

    July 21, 2021 at 4:43 AM (PT)
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    CHICAGO PUBLIC MEDIA News-Talk WBEZ/CHICAGO reporter and "MOTIVE" podcast host ODETTE YOUSEF is joining NPR as National Security Correspondent with a focus on extremism, effective AUGUST 30th. YOUSEF worked for NPR as an intern and Editorial Assistant for "TALK OF THE NATION" and as DANIEL SCHORR's assistant before a stint at ATLANTA PUBLIC SCHOOLS News-Talk WABE/ATLANTA, joining WBEZ in 2010.

    In a memo to staff, NPR Chief National Editor VICKIE WALTON-JAMES and Supervising Editor/National Security ANDREW SUSSMAN quoted WBEZ Chief Content Officer TRACY BROWN as saying YOUSEF's "groundbreaking reporting on extremism, the care she's given covering communities throughout CHICAGO, and her versatility as a reporter, on-air host and anchor, have made her a treasure at WBEZ."

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