Sadé Carpenter

Multimedia Storyteller

Highly driven, adaptable and innately curious storyteller, multimedia journalist and interpersonal relationship builder.

Skilled communicator, creative problem-solver and innovative content creator with a passion for working in a high-pressure constantly evolving environment.

I've covered a variety of topics from health and beauty to technology and entrepreneurship. I love books, movies, music and people-watching.

United States of America


RedEye Chicago

Black Girl In Om prioritizes wellness for women of color

On a mild Sunday last May, I walked into a room filled with black and brown faces. Women with shea butter-kissed skin and tresses ranging from afros to twists to braids to locs...

RedEye Chicago

Chicago artist Caroline Liu reclaims identity, heals from trauma through her art

For many people, art can conjure visions of times past. But for one artist, art is like a personal time capsule - a way to preserve elements of her life she's at risk of losing....

RedEye Chicago

'Hamilton' rapper-actor Daveed Diggs talks new 'Wonder' movie and offers advice for millennials

Rapper. Actor. Executive producer. From Broadway to TV to the silver screen, modern-day Renaissance man Daveed Diggs basically does it all. You may recognize him from his Tony...


6 Women Who Wrote Their Own Way Into History

For Women's History Month, we're highlighting women across different fields and recognizing their contributions to the advancement of women and achievement of equality.


Lil' Kim Selfie Sets Off Discussions On Beauty And Skin Color

April 25, 2016 From the size and shape of her nose to her skin tone and cheekbones, rapper Lil' Kim's appearance has changed drastically over the years.

Ravenswood rehab on camera: What it's like to have a home renovation on HGTV

Can home improvement really be as glamorous as it appears on the small screen?

Video: Andy Boyle reveling in booze-free life, viral stardom

Call him Chicago's creative Clark Kent - Web developer and writer by day, comedian by night. Now add viral Internet sensation to that list.

Blackface for Halloween? Don't do it.

October brings telltale signs of fall - cinnamon-sugared apple cider doughnuts, trees adorned with red and copper leaves, pumpkin-flavored everything.

Waist training is taking over Instagram, but does it work?

If you thought corsets went out of style at the start of the 20th century, think again.


Placemaking in Andersonville

This map highlights placemaking locations in the Andersonville neighborhood of Chicago.

Multiracial kids will soon have a more colorful toy set for pretend play

When Ez Karpf went shopping for a gift for his friends' children, he thought it would be easy to find a toy set that represented their multiracial family.

How to go from just dating to girlfriend/boyfriend these days?

Welcome to "Threesome." Each week, we'll take a look at a relationship question from the public and have three panelists give their insights. Have a question to ask? Shoot it...

The Red Line Project

Montrose, South Shore Among City's Most-Contaminated Beaches

Although the summer is winding down, many Chicagoans are still loading up their beach bags with sunscreen and flip flops to enjoy a day of surf and sand.

Artists, community seek alternative to public art funding

By Demetria Mosley, Dylan Fahoome and Sadé Carpenter

Davek Alert Umbrella lets you know when you're about to lose it

Spring is on its way - Say yay, Chicago! - so it's time to call off the search for that long-lost glove and focus on keeping track of your umbrella. Fortunately for the...

Blue Sky Live: How laughter and listening can inspire innovation

If laughter is the best medicine, then the business world might just need a stronger dose. So said The Second City's Kelly Leonard and Tom Yorton at the 'Yes, And' Blue Sky Live...

Tech-industry leaders see 2015 big for health care, wearables, mobile

We won't see flying cars in 2015. But we'll continue to see advancements in health care technology, wearables, smartphones and more. A panel of four tech-industry leaders...