Araceli Gómez-Aldana is a news reporter and weekend anchor at WBEZ in Chicago. Before joining WBEZ, Gómez-Aldana was a reporter at Side Effects Public Media where she covered health and its impacts on place, policy and economics in the Midwest. In 2019, the Society of Professional Journalists Indiana Professional Chapter named Gómez-Aldana, along with three of her colleagues, the Indiana Journalist of the Year for their reporting that highlighted the human costs of the state’s opioid crisis as well as their work on the danger women of color face giving birth. Previously in Indiana, Gómez-Aldana was a reporter and local All Things Considered host at WBOI in Fort Wayne. She started her radio career at WFHB in Bloomington as a producer and host of HOLA Bloomington, a Spanish language news and public affairs show. She was also co-anchor of the station’s daily local news. Born in Guadalajara, México, Gómez-Aldana was raised in Whiting, Indiana.