Sydney Lewis worked with Studs Terkel for close to 30 years. She assisted him at WFMT radio while Program Department Coordinator. Following her departure from WFMT, she continued transcribing Studs’ interviews and assisting him in editorial matters. She co-authored his memoir Touch and Go. She’s the author of three oral histories, published by The New Press ––Hospital: An Oral History of Cook County Hospital, A Totally Alien Life-form: Teenagers, and Help Wanted: Tales from the First Job Front. Since 2001, she’s been working with Atlantic Public Media/Transom.org as an editor, bookkeeper, and very occasional audio producer.