Araceli Gómez-Aldana is a news producer and reporter at WBEZ in Chicago. Before joining WBEZ, Araceli was a reporter at Side Effects Public Media where she covered health and its impacts on place, policy and economics in the Midwest. In 2019, Araceli and her health beat colleagues were named Indiana Journalist of the Year by the Society of Professional Journalists.
Previously, Araceli was a reporter and local All Things Considered host at WBOI in Fort Wayne. She started her radio career at WFHB in Bloomington, IN, as a producer and host of HOLA Bloomington and co-anchor of WFHB’s Daily Local News. Araceli is a graduate of Indiana University, where she received a bachelor’s degree in journalism. While attending IU she interned at FOX59 Indianapolis and ABC7 Chicago. Araceli also had the opportunity to practice her reporting skills in Europe while studying abroad at the University of Seville, Spain.
Originally born in Guadalajara, México, Araceli was raised in Whiting, Indiana where she grew up playing sports and rooting for the Chicago Bulls, Bears and the White Sox. She enjoys running, playing tennis, traveling and trying new foods.