Niala Boodhoo

Niala is the Startup Host and Executive Producer of The 21st, an award-winning, statewide public radio talk show for Illinois broadcasting weekdays on WILL in Champaign-Urbana, WUIS in Springfield, WNIJ in Rockford-DeKalb, WGLT in Bloomington-Normal and WCBU in Peoria. Niala has been a journalist for more than 15 years reporting from London, Washington, Chicago and Miami. She previously hosted WBEZ’s Afternoon Shift, a two-hour, live local weekday show for Chicago Public Media.