Jen Sabella

Senior Editor @jensabella

Jen Sabella is a Senior Editor 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.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

February 24, 2015

Chicago REALLY Wants An Elected School Board, Ballot Results Show

Chicagoans overwhelmingly support an elected school board.

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.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

February 24, 2015

If Rahm Is Forced Into A Runoff, It Isn't Because of Barack or Hillary

The national narrative about Chicago's mayoral election is a little off.

Bridgeport, Chinatown & McKinley Park »

February 18, 2015

Chicago's Best Moments In Sports Music: A Lesson For The Future Cubs DJ

The Cubs are hiring a DJ. Whoever they hire better know how important this job is.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

February 18, 2015

What We're Reading: How Chicago Invented Brownies, Rihanna vs. Riot Grrl

Read about how you can get free ramen and have a Sleater-Kinney dance party in the same day.

Uptown & Andersonville »

January 27, 2015

Chicago Is America's Fourth 'Kinkiest' City, Kink Website Declares

The city's leather culture is credited for its kink clout.

Beverly, Mt. Greenwood & Morgan Park »

January 13, 2015

Some of the Best Pizza Deals in Chicago

There's no downside to bookmarking this page.

Lincoln Square, Albany Park & Irving Park »

December 12, 2014

Healthgoth Creator Johnny Love Talks Chicago, Haters and Getting Fit

What started as a hashtag on Instagram has become a massive fitness (and fashion) trend.