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Jen Sabella

Director of Social Media and Engagement @jensabella jsabella@dnainfo.com

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

Jefferson Park, Portage Park & Norwood Park »

June 25, 2015

What We're Reading: Are Middle Class Black Families Better Off Out West?

Also: Fifteen ways to forecast the weather — without looking at your phone.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park & Norwood Park »

June 18, 2015

What We're Reading: Who Knew Hairdryers Could Juggle?

The Charleston, S.C., shooting, weird hairdryer art and old Chicago cemeteries.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

June 17, 2015

What We're Reading: Internet Helps 'Relentlessly Gay' Yard Get Even Gayer

Also: Rich colleges get even richer and pink taxis in Pakistan.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park & Norwood Park »

June 15, 2015

What We're Reading: Chicago's Flag Is MUCH Better Than Boston's (Duh)

Also: Disney now too pricey for middle-class Americans and who can help reform the Cook County's Jail?

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

June 9, 2015

Listen to Tuesday's Top DNAinfo Radio Stories

DNAinfo Radio offers the story behind the story, told by the reporters in Chicago's neighborhoods. 

Austin & Belmont Cragin »

June 9, 2015

What We're Reading: Are You a Yuccie (Young Urban Creative)?

Also: Jane the Virgin's Belmont Cragin roots and the Washington Post looks at the Chicago food scene. 

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

June 5, 2015

What We're Reading: Inside Al Capone's Miami Beach Abode

Also: National Geographic gets stoned and mathmatics prize finally honors a woman.