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Renata Sago


Renata Sago is WMFE's general assignment reporter and occasional Morning Edition anchor. She covers everything from major political campaigns and unemployment to civil rights legislation and the performing arts for WMFE and NPR.

Renata came to WMFE from WVIK in Rock Island, Illinois, where she was the Amy Helpenstell Foundation Fellow. She hosted Morning Edition and All Things Considered, produced features, and reported on everything from same-sex marriage legislation to unemployment in the Quad Cities. She also created and produced Why, QC, WVIK's listener-driven weekly news segment.

The Chicago native began her career in public radio as an intern for Worldview, Chicago Public Radio’s daily global affairs program. She’s helped produce other programs for WBEZ and its sister station, Vocalo, including The Barber Shop Show and Afternoon Shift.

Renata received her Bachelors in International Relations from Brown University and a Master's in Political Science at Université des Antilles et de la Guyane in Guadeloupe.