Jen Sabella

Director of Social Media and Engagement @jensabella

Jen Sabella is the Director of Social Media and Engagement at Chicago.

Before joining the DNAinfo team, Jen was the Chicago Editor at The Huffington Post, where she helped build a loyal local audience by covering everything from “dibs” during snowstorms to a seemingly endless string of political downfalls. She also worked as a wire reporter at the Chicago Sun-Times, covering breaking news, crime and courts.

The South Side native attended Columbia College Chicago, where she learned to write the news at the Columbia Chronicle before scoring an internship at the now-defunct Venus Zine.

Jen moves a lot, but only around Chicago. She has called Mt. Greenwood, Uptown, Humboldt Park, Wicker Park and Logan Square home over the years. She currently lives in Andersonville with her girlfriend, Ali, and their two overweight (yet adorable) cats.

Fun fact: Jen is obsessed with karaoke, but has a pretty terrible singing voice. Fortunately, she has very good friends and family members who still hang out with her despite this.

Lincoln Park & Old Town »

April 15, 2015

What We're Reading: College Tuitions Are The Worst, How to Cover Quacks

Also: We'll be in Morgan Park reading stories about the South Side Thursday.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

April 14, 2015

What We're Reading: Equal Pay Day Makes Us Cray, RIP Lakefront Liberals?

Also: Hillary Clinton's local religious experience and what we've learned about police shootings.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

April 13, 2015

'Chicago Epic' Campaign The Next 'I Love New York'? We're Not So Sure

The ad agency behind the push wants to make "Chicago Epic" as iconic as "I Heart New York."

Hyde Park & Kenwood »

April 13, 2015

What We're Reading: Hawks Fans Too Loud For Tennessee, 80s Tinder and More

Also: Why top law firms won't fight gay marriage and a Reddit button that confuses editors.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

April 10, 2015

What We're Reading: It's Pricey to Be a Wedding Guest, London Subway Envy

Also: A baseball player's life swap and saving the high school newspaper.

Rogers Park & Edgewater »

April 7, 2015

What We're Reading: Fires, Game Shows, and a Conservative Loyola Student

An eyewitness account of the Great Fire, an interview with game show winners, and a fiesty Catholic.

Bridgeport, Chinatown & McKinley Park »

April 6, 2015

What We're Reading: What Will Get You Fired From Rolling Stone?

Also: New MLB recruits enjoy the start of baseball season and Georgia's mistreatment of a trans inmate.