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Bernie Tafoya

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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. #Chicagocentric. In search of the new, interesting & off-beat. AM drive reporter @WBBMNewsradio. New followers & RTs welcome.

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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...

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@BernieTafoya — 3,035 followers, 11,298 tweets

So funny to see #SNL's Kate McKinnon as #RobertMueller. Hilarious.
Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman confronts pathetic former US Gymnastics doctor Larry #Nasser. Shows her strength. Tears him apart and he deserves it. #USGymnastics #sexabuse  https://www.cbsnews.com/news/aly-raisman-olympic-gymnast-testifies-in-front-of-larry-nassar/ 
RT @stevenportnoy: JUST IN: Schumer has arrived at the White House for talks with President Trump.
RT @smithsonian: Some squirrels can survive rattlesnake bites. The California ground squirrel has the ability to neutralize snake venom.…
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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.