Rashanah Baldwin is a noted TV/ Radio journalist and recipient of the Mark of Excellence Award by The Society of Professional Journalists. Rashanah has worked to change the perception and negative news coverage of her neighborhood through her “Good in Englewood” campaign. She also created her own weekly talk radio segment airing on WKKC 89.3 FM Tuesdays at 10:15am CST entitled, “What’s Good in Englewood” and launched a blog www.GoodInEnglewood.com
By deciding to change the narrative of how communities of color has been presented, Rashanah established significant brand equity with audiences and is recognized as an industry thought leader across the city of Chicago.
She has been featured in many local documentaries, news outlets in Chicago like the Chicago Tribune, PBS and national news outlets like Huffington Post. She has worked for Chicago media outlets such as WBEZ 91.5 FM (NPR-Affiliate), WVON 1690 AM, WBBM 780 AM (CBS Radio), CBS -2, NBC and FOX News. She holds a B.A. in Mass Communications from the University of Illinois-Chicago and a M.A. Degree in Journalism from DePaul University.
Hailing from the Englewood community of Chicago she learned a lot about resiliency as a young black girl reared by a strong black woman on how to assert herself in the marketplace. Her need to give back has resulted in a number of community awards. As a millennial woman of purpose, she is leading the charge with changing the way communities of color are covered in national as well as local news.
She currently serves on The Reporter’s Inc board which is a nonprofit [501(c)(3)] journalistic production house and also serves on the board of Growing Board one of Chicago’s leading experts in farm-based training for people with employment barriers
In her spare time, Ms. Baldwin enjoys serving as a troop leader for Tea With A Queen Girl Scouts Troop #25674, volunteering, playing tennis, exercising, running marathons, exploring new vegan recipes, blogging via her popular blog and reporting on the latest news happening on Chicago’s South Side communities via what’s www.goodinenglewood.com