Arionne Nettles

Arionne Nettles (she/her) is a journalism lecturer at Northwestern University's Medill School. As a culture reporter in print and audio, her stories often look into Chicago history, culture, gun violence, policing and race & class disparities as a contributor to the New York Times Opinion, Chicago Reader, The Trace, Medium’s ZORA and Momentum, Chicago PBS station WTTW, and NPR affiliate WBEZ. She is also host of Is That True? A Kids Podcast About Facts.

Nettles worked as deputy editor at journalism lab City Bureau, where she managed content and the organization's award-winning Civic Reporting Fellowship Program, a digital producer at WBEZ, where she ran the daily digital desk, and a multi-platform editor at The Associated Press, where she edited stories for AP’s 14-state central region, breaking news online and on social platforms. She also worked as digital managing editor of the Chicago Defender, one of the nation’s oldest black newspapers. Nettles obtained bachelor and master of business administration degrees from Florida A&M University and a master of science in journalism degree from Medill.