Dave Newbart is a Senior Editor for DNAinfo.com Chicago.
Dave spent the last few years as an assistant city editor for the Chicago Sun-Times. Before that he was a reporter covering higher education and general news for the paper. He got his start at the Sun-Times working as an assistant to columnist Michael Sneed.
Dave previously covered state government and the University of Wisconsin for The Capital Times in Madison, but the lifelong Bears fan never became a Packers fan.
Dave also did internships/residencies for the Chicago Tribune and Minneapolis Star Tribune.
Dave grew up in west suburban Oak Park and is a graduate of Oak Park-River Forest High School. He has a degree in political science from Knox College and later studied journalism at the University of Missouri. He is a resident of Little Italy on the Near West Side.
Fun fact: Dave played starting strong safety for the Spanish national champion Barcelona Boxers. He was aided by the fact that most Spaniards had little idea at the time of the rules of American football.