Sylvia Ewing , Communications Director Sylvia Ewing
has a long history with public broadcasting in Chicago and in helping non-profit, social change organizations communicate effectively.Sylvia began her association with Chicago Public Radio in 1991 as a Chicago Matters reporter and producer.
From 2003-2004 Sylvia
was a producer for "Eight Forty-Eight," Chicago Public Radio
's news magazine, where she
was responsible for features such as Studio 312
, Curie Youth Radio
: Southwest Side Stories, and Dueling Critics as well as reporting and fill-in host duties.She has worked in a variety of capacities for WTTW Ch 11 from producing Chicago Tonight to her ongoing role as an on-air pledge host.Sylvia
has been honored by the U.S. EPA
and WFK Institute of Krefeld
, Germany for her
work on disability rights and the environment.She shares a Public Radio News Directors, Inc. (PRNDI) award with her Eight Forty-Eight colleges and shares an Edward R. Murrow award for Chicago Matters.She
has been nominated for three local Emmys, and has received a Peter Lisagor award and three outstanding awards from the Chicago Association of Black Journalists
. Sylvia is an advocate for media literacy and issues relating to youth.She serves on the board of the Community Justice for Youth Institute, Young Chicago Authors and the Association of Women Journalists.Sylvia
has two children and a rat terrier.