Kayce T. Ataiyero

Kayce Ataiyero, a native of Washington, D.C., is Press Secretary of the Governor, State of Illinois. She was a reporter with the Chicago Tribune for three years and started as a general assignment reporter in the paper's Schaumburg bureau, where she worked for two years. Ataiyero also covered Cook County Criminal Courts – including the R. Kelly trial – and, briefly, Chicago Public Schools. Prior to joining the Tribune, Ataiyero worked for three years at The News and Observer in Raleigh, N.C., covering education and later cops and courts. She also worked at a number of major papers, including The Washington Post and The Philadelphia Inquirer.