Rashanah Baldwin is a multimedia personality who first pursed journalism at the age of 15 by working professionally as a reporter for New Expression Teen Newspaper in Chicago. She obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communications at the University of Illinois-Chicago in 2008 and received her Master’s Degree in Broadcast Journalism from DePaul University in 2011.
In April of 2012, she was awarded a second place Mark of Excellence Award in region 5 by SPJ
(Society of Professional Journalist) for coverage on the Occupy Chicago Protests.
A Year in The Life at DePaul from rashanah baldwin on Vimeo.
On the radio airwaves she is known as Shanah B. Presently she hosts a weekly segment on Tuesday’s at 10:15am (c.s.t.) on WKKC 89.3 FM called “What’s Good In Englewood”, and works as a freelance TV/Radio journalist.
In the past, she co-anchored a weekly live community news show the Englewood Call via CAN-TV 21 for two years. She served as a vivacious evening co-host and creative producer for ”Impresario Radio” on WVON 1690 AM for several years, worked as a journalist at WBEZ 91.5 FM (NPR Affiliate) and as an assistant producer at WBBM 780 AM/105.9 FM (CBS Radio). When she’s not on the air, she is running in marathons, trying out contemporary restaurants and highlighting the realness and awesomeness that exist in her Englewood community through multimedia stories.
She’s actively involved in the community through various initiatives with Teamwork Englewood and R.A.G.E. an association she co-founded known as the (Resident Association of Greater Englewood), in November 2013 she launched a monthly solution based speaker series in the community called Shop Talk With Shanah B.
She prides herself in being a multimedia journalist and loves blogging about the adventures of Shanah B, tweeting/posting about the #GoodInEnglewood and blogging about the urban quasi-vegan girl in Englewood, health, fashion and beauty! Check out her blog Urban Girl Essentials at www.urbangirlessentials.com