Maudlyne Ihejirika is a recipient of the Studs Terkel Media Award.
Ihejirika is an Urban Affairs Reporter with the Chicago Sun-Times. A veteran news journalist with 27 years experience in media, public relations and government, she was born in Imo-State, Nigeria, her family emigrating here in 1969 as refugees of the Nigerian-Biafran War.
Ms. Ihejirika began her career at the Sun-Times in 1986, where she spent 11 years covering issues from crime to politics, and was Weekend City Editor when she left the Sun-Times in 1997. She served as press secretary for the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services under then-Illinois Governor Jim Edgar and subsequently launched the Ihejirika Media & Communications Group.
In 2003, she left public relations to return to her journalism roots at the Chicago Sun-Times and was promoted to Assistant City Editor in 2008. In 2012, she returned solely to reporting, and today is a frequent guest on WTTW’s “Chicago Tonight” and Vocalo Radio’s “The Barber Shop Show,” as well as a political analyst appearing on CNN, TV One, WBEZ and CBS2.
The Studs Terkel Community Media Awards, an evening honoring journalists for their work on critical issues in Chicago communities, will be held March 12, 2015, 5:00 â€“ 8:00 PM, at FilmRow Cinema
Columbia College Chicago, 1104 S. Wabash, 8th Floor.
For more information about the event or for ticket information, contact Maggie Walker, Event Coordinator at 312-369-6400.