Bashirah Mack

Class of 2022

Bashirah Mack is a multimedia journalist, investigative reporter, researcher, fact-checker, and field producer. As a reporter and producer, she has worked in digital, radio and film, and her work has appeared in WBEZ – Chicago Public Media, City Bureau, WYPR – Baltimore Public Radio, the Chicago Defender, South Side Weekly, and Sapelo Square. Bashirah has received nominations for her collaboration on investigative stories from the Chicago Headline Club. She has also been awarded the American Association of University Women’s Career Development Grant and is currently a Master of Journalism student at the University of California, Berkeley. Bashirah received a bachelor’s degree in political science from Loyola University Chicago.


  • UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism: Master of Journalism, Expected 2022

  • UC Berkeley Advanced Media Institute: Digital Media Skills Certificate, 2019

  • Loyola University Chicago: Bachelor of Arts, 2008


  • Dean’s Merit Fellowship, 2020-2022

  • American Association of University Women Career Development Grant, 2019-2020

  • Peter Lisagor Award finalist for Best Public Affairs Programming, contributed to reporting, photography, and audio editing for WBEZ Chicago Public Media's “Curious City: How Pollution Seeped into the Lives of East Chicago Residents,” 2018

  • U.S. Department of State Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholar, 2006-2007

  • AmeriCorps Certificate of National Service, 2005


  • Investigative Reporters & Editors Member