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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.

Beverly, Mt. Greenwood & Morgan Park »

May 21, 2015

What We're Reading: Death Metal Yoga and Teaching Kids About Trolls

Also: Should Chicago go back to its "anything goes" architecture policy?

Jefferson Park, Portage Park & Norwood Park »

May 20, 2015

What We're Reading: What Osama bin Laden Was Reading

We're reading about bin Laden's reading list, Illinois Amtrak funding cuts and how to be a 1-percenter.

Wicker Park & Bucktown »

May 18, 2015

What We're Reading: Italian Eels on Cocaine, Boozy Slushies at Taco Bell?

Also: An investigation into a "mysterious" lady part and have young people given up on politics?

Jefferson Park, Portage Park & Norwood Park »

May 15, 2015

What We're Reading: Remembering The Officer Who Brought Down Gacy

Also: Eating outside on the Northwest Side and why it's hard to get Americans to fund Amtrak.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

May 14, 2015

What We're Reading: Does GoFund Me Accept Bootstraps?

Also: 'Are They Going To Leave Me Here to Die' artist dies, Joakim Noah is a nice dude and more.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

May 13, 2015

What We're Reading: Kids Aren't Too Lazy For Summer Jobs - They're Fried

Also: A comedian asks you to pay his rent for no good reason and why a rapist walked free.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

May 12, 2015

What We're Reading: A Woman's Place Is On The Money and Free Tinder Pizza

Also: Chicago food impresses Florida Disney reviewers and health food does not impress our reporter.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

May 12, 2015

7 Ways To Hide A Murder... And Other Ways Chicago Police Keep Crimes Quiet

Chicago magazine sheds light on a huge problem that makes it very hard for journalists to do their jobs.