Patrick Smith is a producer for WBEZ. He produces All Things Considered and reports on politics and criminal justice. Patrick joined WBEZ as an intern in 2013 and never left.
He has a B.S. in news reporting and writing from Columbia College Chicago and an almost M.A. in public affairs reporting from the same place. His reporting has won awards from the Associated Press, the Chicago Headline Club, the Radio Television Digital News Association and the Chicago Bar Association.
Patrick grew up a few miles north of Detroit. Now he lives in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood.
Chicago is requiring its workers to be vaccinated or undergo twice-weekly testing on their own time and dime. The head of the police union is urging cops not to share their vaccination info.