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Reginald Hardwick

News and Public Affairs Director

Illinois Public Media

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Professional Bio

Reginald is the News & Public Affairs Director for the Illinois Newsroom. He started at WILL in October of 2019 after serving as News Director for WKAR in East Lansing, Michigan. Previously, he was a news producer and manager at the NBC station in Dallas, where he won 7 Emmy awards. Born in Vietnam, Reginald is a graduate of the University of Northern Colorado.


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University of Northern Colorado 1994 Bachelor's, Journalism/Mass Communications
2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011 & 2012 Lone Star Emmy
2008, 2012 & 2016 National Assn. of Black Journalists
2017 Michigan AP Media Editors: Best Feature Story
2022 Regional Edward R. Murrow: Breaking News Cvg.
Job Role
News Manager
Current Editor Corps