Vice President, Chief Content Officer, WBEZ
Steve Edwards is the executive director of the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics, which is led by former White House Senior Advisor David Axelrod. Previously, he was an award-winning journalist whose work appeared on the BBC, Bloomberg, PBS and PRI. Most recently, he spent nearly 14 years at WBEZ, Chicago’s NPR member station, where he served as host of the acclaimed daily shows Eight Forty-Eight and The Afternoon Shift. In 2007 to 2008, he studied U.S. immigration as a Knight Wallace Fellow at the University of Michigan.