Dave Newbart

Senior Editor @davenewbart dnewbart@dnainfo.com

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.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

February 24, 2015

What We're Reading: CPD's Secret Interrogation Site, Runoff-mania

What we're reading while eating unhealthy food in the newsroom.

Pilsen, Little Village, Near West Side »

February 3, 2015

Nice Neighbors Help Near West Side Burrow Out From Snow

It was all hands on deck as Little Italy, Pilsen and the West Loop plowed out from under the blizzard.

Bridgeport, Chinatown & McKinley Park »

May 27, 2014

Bridgeport Building Owner Ticketed After Facade Crashed Down

City workers had given the building passing marks in an inspection a month before the collapse.

Bridgeport, Chinatown & McKinley Park »

May 18, 2014

Bridgeport Facade Collapses as Owner Waited for Approval to Fix it, He Says

"'It's going to fall,'" Simon Lam said he told the city while waiting for permission.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

March 24, 2014

Broken CTA Water Pipe Drenches Late Rush Hour Traffic

A CTA service pipe broke Monday night, prompting a manual shutdown at State and Lake.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park & Norwood Park »

February 25, 2014

Man Charged with Stealing Bluesman Harry Manx's Rare Indian Guitar

Anthony Hargrove was charged after returning to an O'Hare terminal to steal additional bags, police said.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park & Norwood Park »

February 25, 2014

Harry Manx: Suspect's in Custody in Theft of His Rare Guitar at O'Hare

The Canadian bluesman said an arrest has been made, but his guitar still is missing.