Gretchen Helfrich

2016 Interlocutor


Gretchen Helfrich is a lawyer based in Chicago, Illinois. A graduate of the Law School at the University of Chicago, she is now an associate at Loevy & Loevy, a civil rights law firm, where her practice has a focus on police misconduct and prisoners’ rights.  Before becoming a lawyer, she worked for many years as a journalist and was the host of Odyessy, a daily talk show on WBEZ, Chicago Public Radio.  As host, Helfrich invited her guests to go beyond the normal talk show format and investigate issues of religion, public policy, law, science, and the arts, with intelligence, depth, and civility.