Meet Rashanah Baldwin
Rashanah Baldwin is a noted TV/ Radio journalist and recipient of the Mark of Excellence Award by The Society of Professional Journalists.
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 10:15 am CST entitled, “What’s Good in Englewood” and launched a blog www.GoodInEnglewood.com
She created and continues to champion her hashtag #GoodinEnglewood – to highlight positive aspects of a community that only makes headlines when something terrible happens. Few can match Rashanah’s enthusiasm as a community leader in Englewood and across the city. Rashanah also serves as co-host of Good In Chicago, a new web tv- series as well as podcast – presenting the positive side of all 77 neighborhoods in our beautiful city of Chicago. www.GoodinChicago.com
By deciding to change the narrative of how communities of color have been presented, Rashanah established significant brand equity with audiences and is recognized as an industry thought leader across the city of Chicago.
Rashanah’s work has been featured in the New York Best Seller “Broadcasting Happiness” and the best selling book “The Future of Happiness.” She has been featured in many local documentaries, news outlets in Chicago, as the front cover of 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 an 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 several community awards including Chicago’s Most Impactful Young Professionals Recognized As Part of Chicago Scholars 35 under 35 Awards, Poised to Become the Next Generation of Leaders and Newsradio WBBM 780 AM – 50 Newsmakers Making A Difference. As a millennial woman of purpose, she is leading the charge by 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.
Follow her on twitter @rashanahbaldwin