Lynette Kalsnes (Chicago). Lynette covers religion and culture at Chicago Public Media (WBEZ). Upon joining the station in 2003, she worked as a morning producer and as an afternoon producer running the News Desk before assuming her current role as staff reporter/producer. Her work has appeared on NPR and on the Great Lakes Radio Consortium. Prior to joining Chicago Public Radio, Kalsnes spent more than a dozen years as a reporter for the Chicago Tribune, the Kalamazoo Gazette, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner and The Medina County (Ohio) Gazette.