Stephanie Wade
Stephanie Wade is a nine-time Emmy-nominated reporter for ABC 7 Chicago. She joined Chicago's top news station as a reporter in December of 2021.

Wade's reporting often focuses on social equity, local government, diversity and highlighting individuals and organizations doing good in the community.

Wade began her reporting career in her hometown, Toledo, Ohio, before becoming an investigative reporter in Indianapolis, Indiana

Wade is a graduate of DePaul University, where she currently holds a position on the Young Professionals Advisory Board for the College of Communication. She was also named the 2016 Journalism Outstanding Achievement & Leadership Award recipient.

When she is not working, Wade is heavily involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago, volunteering as a "Big Sister."

She also loves being outdoors and exercising. A big "foodie," Wade is always looking for new restaurant suggestions in the Windy City!

Email: Stephanie.X.Wade@abc.com
Twitter: @stephmwade
Instagram: @stephmwade

Stephanie's Stories
Faith leaders meet with COPA , discuss accountability following police shooting death of Dexter Reed
The clergy said it wants more information on the mechanisms in place to ensure officers are held accountable for their actions.
54 arrested after protest blocks I-190 near Chicago O'Hare Airport, Loop march stops traffic
Dozens were arrested Monday after pro-Palestinian protesters blocked the roadway entering into Terminal 1 at O'Hare Airport and later halted traffic downtown.
City Council Budget Committee to discuss mayor's $70 million proposal to fund migrants in Chicago
The city has spent nearly $300 million to help feed and shelter for migrants since August 2022, according to the mayor's office.
Mayor Brandon Johnson asks Chicago City Council for $70M to help house migrants
Mayor Brandon Johnson is now asking for more funding to help house the thousands of migrants coming to Chicago. Nearly 10,000 migrants are staying in city shelters right now across the city.
Chicago riders can request taxi service with Uber as company announces safety feature automations
The new taxi service is causing mixed emotions among Chicago drivers.
Chicago police officers fired about 96 times over 41 seconds, killing Dexter Reed: VIDEO
COPA said video footage and initial reports confirm that Dexter Reed fired first, hitting an officer. COPA said four other officers then returned fire.
Solar eclipse 2024 draws crowds in Carbondale, Chicago and Indiana for awesome sight
Thousands of sky-watchers flocked to southern Illinois, Indiana and Chicago to see the awesome sight of a solar eclipse.
Chicago police, Secret Service canvass homeowners, businesses about security plans ahead of DNC
The Secret Service and Chicago Police Department are working in tandem Monday.
Southwest Collective, CPS Parent University launch weekly group therapy for Chicago migrants
Chicago migrants travel an extremely difficult road filled with trauma, assault and huge culture shocks on their path to our city. Local nonprofits are offering mental health support for new arrivals.
Chicago Cubs beat Colorado Rockies 5-0 in Wrigley Field home opener
Shota Imanaga pitched six sparkling innings in his major league debut, and the Chicago Cubs used another defensive mistake by Nolan Jones to beat the Colorado Rockies 5-0.