Chicago Tribune reporter Greg Pratt on declining an interview with Mayor Lightfoot after her decision to only grant interviews to journalists of color: ‘We just thought as a newspaper that we shouldn’t allow government to tell media who covers what’

Anna Davlantes

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – APRIL 02: Lori Lightfoot delivers a victory speech after defeating Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle to become the next mayor of Chicago on April 02, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. Lightfoot will become the first black female mayor of the city and its first openly gay mayor.
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Chicago Tribune reporter Greg Pratt joins Anna to talk about Mayor Lightfoot making the decision to only grant 1-on-1 interviews with Black and Brown journalists as the mayor reaches the midway point of her first term as mayor. Greg also talks about why he canceled his scheduled interview with Mayor Lightfoot over this decision.

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Anna Davlantes is a Chicago native, a seven-time Emmy Award-winning journalist who has broken major stories, passionately told small stories and exposed corruption that has prompted major investigations and reform. (Click for more.)
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