Season 2 Episode 16: Randi Belisomo, Life Matters Media

Randi Belisomo, DBe, is the President and Co-Founder of Life Matters Media. She serves as a reporter at WGN-TV in Chicago and is a frequent contributor to Chicago Public Radio, Relevant Radio and WGN 720 AM. She writes about issues related to end of life healthcare and policy for Reuters Health.

Belisomo holds a doctorate from Loyola University-Chicago in bioethics and health policy, as well as an M.S.J. from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. She is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Notre Dame. She is a multiple Emmy Nominee and a Peter Lisagor Award winner for best in-depth series, best feature and best sports story.

She currently serves on the boards of Living Water International and Mental Health America- Illinois. She is a chair person of
the Carlos Hernandez Award in Meritorious Journalism at DePaul University and a member of the Illinois Task Force for the Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment (POLST). She is a Respecting Choices certified advance care planning facilitator and instructor.

Having served as a caregiver and widowed at a young age, Belisomo knows that end of life issues impact everyone at some point. She hopes that through the work of Life Matters Media, the inevitable challenges with which life presents and often surprises us will be made easier for the organization’s audiences.