Renata joined the WVIK News team in March 2014, as the Amy Helpenstell Foundation Fellow. She anchors during Morning Edition and All Things Considered, produces features, and reports on everything from same-sex marriage legislation to unemployment in the Quad Cities.
Renata fell into public radio after spending two years in France and Guadeloupe. She got her start as an intern for Worldview, a global affairs program that airs on WBEZ, Chicago's NPR member station. There, she produced a variety of segments covering politics and culture. She later joined Vocalo as a producer for two weekly programs.
Renata is Chicago native and a graduate of Brown University and Universite des Antilles et de la Guyane.
A former employee at an Orlando-area awning company opened fire at his old workplace Monday morning, killing five people before turning the gun on himself. The incident comes almost a year after 49 people were killed at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Fla.
There is a fairly cheap and easy way to clean up voting rolls. But, as Renata Sago of member station WMFE reports, Florida has refused to join, citing legal concerns about sharing voter data.
Historically black colleges and universities have often been viewed as a refuge for African-American students. But at Bethune-Cookman University in Florida, 13 students have been shot this year alone.
Nearly 6 million former felons will not be able to cast ballots in next year's presidential election. Thousands are trying to change that by petitioning for clemency.
At 95, Norma Miller is the last living member of Whitey's Lindy Hoppers, the pioneering group that helped popularize swing dancing. These days, though, she's swapped dance floors for a standup's mic.