Araceli Gómez-Aldana | KCUR

Araceli Gómez-Aldana

Araceli is a reporter with Side Effects and WFYI in Indianapolis. Previously Araceli was a reporter and local All Things Considered host at WBOI in Fort Wayne. She started her radio career at WFHB in Bloomington, IN, as a producer and host of HOLA Bloomington and co-anchor of WFHB’s Daily Local News.

She is a graduate of Indiana University, where she received a bachelor's degree in journalism. While attending IU she interned at FOX59 and ABC7 Chicago. Araceli also had the opportunity to practice her reporting skills in Europe while studying abroad at the University of Seville, Spain.

Originally born in Guadalajara, México, Araceli was raised in Whiting, Indiana where she grew up playing sports and rooting for the Chicago Bulls, Bears and the White Sox. She enjoys running, playing tennis, traveling and trying new foods.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention doesn’t know why young children across the country are coming down with a rare condition called Acute Flaccid Myelitis. Many are calling AFM  a “polio-like” illness, because it causes weakness and paralysis in childrens’ arms and legs.