Bill Healy is a freelance journalist based in Chicago’s Bucktown neighborhood. He produces StoryCorps for WBEZ and teaches documentary radio at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. Healy’s photography has been featured in books, magazines and newspapers. He graduated from Georgetown University with a degree in Sociology and has two Master’s degrees from Northwestern.
After college, Healy taught fifth grade in Chicago’s Altgeld Gardens public housing complex and worked at Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in the Pilsen neighborhood. Healy was inspired to go into journalism after hearing stories about his great-grandfather, who snuck a camera into Sing Sing Prison in 1928 to photograph the electrocution of Ruth Snyder for The New York Daily News.