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Rhonda Gillespie


Rhonda is a Chicago freelancer and a former managing editor of the Chicago Defender newspaper and also works with ColumbiaLinks, a student journalism program for the Chicago Public Schools based at Columbia College Chicago. She joined the Defender staff in 2006 as a copy editor; in 2008 she was named the Defender’s news editor, the #2 position in the newsroom. She also worked as a reporter and editor for the Chicago Citizen. Rhonda began her career as a general assignment, education and local government reporter for several Chicago news organizations. She is a former contributing reporter to Black America Web and has served as a media liaison for mainstream news organizations looking to connect with the African-American community.

Marquette School: May 27, 2010

Chicago Military Academy (Bronzeville): Oct. 7, 2010

Marquette School: Dec. 13, 2010

Perspectives School: March 30, 2011

Marquette School: Sept. 14, 2011

Perspectives Math & Science Academy: May 1, 2012

Benito Juarez Community High School: May 11, 2012

Social Justice High School: April 11, 2013