About Mira Oberman
OBERMAN, MIRA is the Midwest Correspondent for Agence France-Presse, the world's oldest newswire with journalists in 165 countries. She runs a solo bureau out of Chicago and is responsible for managing the coverage out of 17 states – everything from the auto industry to scientific discoveries, school shootings, politics and high profile trials. The assignments that stick out over the past three years with AFP are: the Michael Jackson trial, Hurricane Katrina, the 2007 Iditarod, Clinton’s early appearances in Iowa, covering McCain in the days leading up to Super Tuesday, and features on the world’s first single-mom penguin. Originally from Canada, Oberman received her bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Toronto and a master's in journalism from the University of Texas. She’s tried her hand at pottery and stained glass window making, but knitting seems to be the only hobby that fits her travel schedule. Oberman is also fond of hiking, swimming and cross-country skiing.
- Was accepted for Jul 06-11 2008 Multimedia Training.
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- Ailey Camp
- Eighty-five kids from the Bay Area's toughest neighborhoods spend six weeks learning to dance and to understand themselves at AileyCamp, sponsored by Cal Performances.