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Bernie Tafoya

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Chicago
Reporter, WBBM Newsradio — WBBM-TV (Chicago, IL)
Covers:  fire safety, air travel, illinois state lawmakers, law enforcement, chicago transit authority (cta), iphone apps, road construction, chicago politics, highway safety, chicago public schools, governor pat quinn, chicago catholic church, chicago crime, metra, chicago mayor rahm emanuel, suburban schools, health care

Husband. Dad. #Golfer. #Cubs fan. #Optimist. News geek. Reporter for @CBSChicago's @WBBMNewsradio. Newstips welcome: DM & btafoya@cbs.com

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Biography

I'm the morning drive reporter for Chicago's CBS all-news station WBBM Newsradio (780AM, 105.9FM and CBSChicago.com).

I’ve been with WBBM Newsradio 780 since 1986 and think I have one of the best jobs around. I’m a general assignment reporter and cover everything from education and politics (incl...

What was your first job as a journalist?

Desk assistant for WIND Radio in Chicago while I was still in college.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes. I learned to type on a typewriter in my sophomore year of high school.

How is social media changing news?

It's making our world turn faster. It's putting information/tips and more on the plates of journalists. It also means more we have to check.