Jen Sabella

Senior Editor @jensabella jsabella@dnainfo.com

Jen Sabella is a Senior Editor 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.

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.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

October 30, 2014

Cheryl Strayed Discusses Call From Oprah That Changed Her Life

The "Wild" author saw a Chicago number come up on her phone, then heard, "This is Oprah."

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

October 29, 2014

A Chicago Humanities Festival Guide for Procrastinators

From Patti Smith to Anne Rice, tickets to some of the festival's best events are still available.

Uptown & Andersonville »

October 14, 2014

Women and Children First Owners Ask For Help Funding Renovation

The store wants to add an event space and host private parties in an effort to stay alive.

Logan Square & Humboldt Park »

September 11, 2014

Which 'Classic' Riot Fest Album Are You? Take Our Quiz

Ten bands at Riot Fest will play their seminal albums in their entirety at the Humboldt Park  festival .

Lakeview & Wrigleyville »

September 2, 2014

Clarke's Diner Faces Boycott After Turning Away Drag Performers

"Discrimination is not our policy in any way, shape or form," the diner's manager said.

Lakeview & Wrigleyville »

September 1, 2014

As Chicago Beach Season Ends, Swim in the Lake At Your Own Risk

While being in the sand is just fine during park hours, you could be fined for swimming.

Lakeview & Wrigleyville »

May 26, 2014

Spin Nightclub Closed: Beloved Boystown Gay Bar 'Officially' Shuttered

According to ChicagoPride.com, a new bar will replace Spin in late June.