Haleema Shah

Radio Journalist


People are hungry for stories. It’s part of our very being. Storytelling is a form of history, of immortality too.
— Studs Terkel


My name is Haleema Shah, and I’d like you to know that this bio is one of the few times I’ll talk more about myself than ask about you.

I’m a producer at Wisconsin Public Radio’s afternoon drive-time talk show, Central Time. In other words, I spend my time finding the right people to talk about interesting things, help hosts come up with meaningful questions, and I work on a team that’s dedicated to finding and sharing the most important and fascinating stories happening in the Dairy State and beyond. You can probably find me tweeting, producing, exploring, or talking about arts & culture, identity, or the justice system.

I’m a sucker for a good conversation and painting pictures with sounds. As a radio journalist, I live for the moment that I can tell a story that piques your curiosity and makes you take the long way home.