Randi Belisomo currently serves as a general assignment reporter at WGN-TV and CLTV, where she began her career in 2006. Belisomo holds a master’s degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Notre Dame. She is currently pursuing doctoral work in bioethics and health policy at Loyola University-Chicago. She is a Peter Lisagor Award winner for best in-depth series, best feature and best sports story.

She is president and co-Founder of Life Matters Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing information, resources and support for all involved in end of life decision-making.

Belisomo is a frequent contributor to Chicago Public Radio, Relevant Radio, WGN 720 AM and Reuters Health.

She currently serves on the boards of Living Water International and Mental Health America-Illinois. She is a chairperson of the Carlos Hernandez Award in Meritorious Journalism at DePaul University.


Recent Articles
  • Every Chicago patrol officer now equipped with body camera

    CHICAGO — Every Chicago patrol officer is now equipped with a body camera and the Chicago Police Department is now equipped with the largest deployment of them in the nation. On Sunday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced that the more than two-year rollout project throughout the city is complete.  About 7,000 officers will be outfitted with body cameras and it’s all happening a year ahead of the expected timeline. This effort to increase transparency, improve officer accountability and strengthen community trust […]

  • White House announces new travel restrictions for people in 8 countries

    WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has unveiled new travel restrictions on certain foreigners from Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela and Yemen as a replacement to a central portion of its controversial travel ban signed earlier this year. The new restrictions on travel vary by country and include a phased-in approach. “Making America Safe is my number one priority. We will not admit those into our country we cannot safely vet,” President Donald Trump tweeted just after his […]

  • Police interviewing people involved in case of woman found dead in freezer

    ROSEMONT, Ill. — Family and supporters of a teen found dead in a freezer at a suburban hotel were at the hotel Wednesday night demanding answers, as police investigate surveillance footage and interview people involved. The body of 19-year-old Kenneka Jenkins was found inside the freezer of the Crowne Plaza Hotel on River Road in Rosemont, Ill., early Sunday morning. She had been attending a party at the hotel. She was found 24 hours after concerned relatives contacted the hotel and police. […]

  • Chicago teen found dead in Rosemont hotel freezer

    ROSEMONT, Ill. — Police are investigating after a Chicago teen was found dead in a walk-in freezer in the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Rosemont early Sunday morning. According to family members and police, 19-year-old Kenneka Jenkins left her home on the Near West Side for a party on the ninth floor of the hotel around 11:30 p.m., and was later seen at the party in the early hours of Saturday morning. Jenkins was out celebrating her new job at a […]

  • Volunteers train with Salvation Army to help disaster victims

    ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill. — You usually hear emergency services are being provided in disaster situations by trained volunteers, but where do they get that training? The Salvation Army is one place that prepares volunteers to jump into the middle of the fray, even for the hurricanes already hitting the U.S. One class of 20 saw a need, and they responded. “We really had a need to reach out and expand our volunteer base. The demands are so great,” Major […]

  • Cuba blasted as Hurricane Irma tears through the Caribbean

    Packing life-threatening winds, provoking massive storm surge and causing a host of rainfall dangers, Hurricane Irma slammed northern Cuba on Saturday, continuing to plod a path of devastation through the Caribbean en route to the US state of Florida. A string of small Caribbean islands was left reeling by the massive hurricane, which strengthened to a Category 5 storm as it made landfall overnight in Cuba. It was downgraded late Saturday morning to Category 3 but was expected to regain power. “Irma is […]

  • Dozens of dogs and cats left homeless by Harvey arrive in Chicago, need homes

    CHICAGO — Dozens of dogs, cats, puppies and kittens left homeless in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey arrived in Chicago Sunday – and now they’re all looking for new homes. The animals were rescued by volunteers from PAWS Chicago, the city’s largest no-kill shelter, and driven back to Chicago. “You see the news stories, you see the images, and you feel helpless. You don’t know where to donate, you don’t know where to get involved. We got a call they […]

  • Evanston’s 95th annual 4th of July parade celebrates first responders

    EVANSTON, Ill. — Neighbors claimed their spots, putting their chairs out early this morning for a front row view of Evanston’s 4th of July parade that starts at 2:00 this afternoon. 140 entrants will make their way from Central Park Avenue, east on Central Street to Ashland. Organizers are blocking roads to clear the path for the 4th of July celebration. It’s a tradition that began in 1922, started by the North End Mothers Club, and continues today through the […]

  • Family questions tactics after officer shoots, kills man police say was armed

    CHICAGO — Chicago police shot and killed a man they say was armed with a gun overnight in the city’s Lawndale neighborhood, but his family wants to see body cam video from the officer who fired. Several neighbors said they heard two instances of gunfire Saturday night, first about seven to eight shots, and a short time later, neighbors say they saw a man standing on this front porch pointing an AK-47 across the street. Moments later – when police arrived – […]

  • Fans react to Bulls trading Jimmy Butler to the Minnesota Timberwolves

    CHICAGO — The Bulls were the big story Thursday night during the NBA draft. They’ve traded away Jimmy Butler to the Minnesota Timberwolves, where he’ll be reunited with ex-Bulls coach, Tom Thibodeau. In exchange, the Bulls get Kris Dunn, last year’s 5th overall pick, and Zach Lavine, who is coming off a knee injury. They also got the Timberwolves’ number 7 pick. With the acquired number 7 overall pick the Bulls selected 7-footer Lahri Marn Kanen. The Finland native only […]