Lizzie Schiffman

Reporter/Producer @lizzieschiffman lschiffman@dnainfo.com

Lizzie Schiffman is a reporter/producer covering Downtown, the Gold Coast, the Loop, River North, the South Loop and Streeterville at DNAinfo Chicago.

Born and raised in the Chicago area, Lizzie takes after her grandfather, who was editor of the Forest Park Review. She studied journalism at Northwestern University's Medill school, where she edited an online newspaper and helped launch a print magazine between reporting stints in Washington, D.C. and New York.

Barring those brief eastward excursions, Lizzie has been rooted in Chicago, contributing to The Chicago Reporter and Chicago Public Radio's Eight Forty-Eight, the now-defunct precursor to The Morning Shift, before joining The Huffington Post, where she was Associate Editor of the Chicago section.

Lizzie lives in Uptown with her boyfriend Patrick and their tabby cat, Scoop.

Fun Fact: Lizzie was a vegetarian for 8 years and a vegan for one before falling off the wagon for one late-night steak. It was worth it.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

August 31, 2014

Joffrey Dancers Train Marriott Staff to Serve Guests with 'Poise and Grace'

Choreographers and dancers from the Joffrey Ballet company will train hotel staff with dance techniques.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

August 29, 2014

Mrs. Green's Natural Market Cancels Streeterville Store Opening

The grocery store chain, which has one location in Lincoln Park, had planned to replace Fox & Obel.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

August 29, 2014

'Cirque Shanghai: Warriors' Ends Summer Run on Labor Day

The Navy Pier show concludes Monday with two special Labor Day shows.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

August 28, 2014

Niu B Sushi, Niu Streeterville's South Loop Sister, Has Grand Opening

The restaurant at 888 S. Michigan Ave. had a soft opening in June and has since locked down its menu.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

August 28, 2014

Free Pedicab Rides to Work From Union Station Thursday, Thanks to Cheerios

The cereal brand hired a fleet of pedicab drivers to promote its new added-protein cereal.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

August 27, 2014

State Street Resurfacing Will Cause Closures, Noisy Nights Through October

The eight-block resurfacing project will be completed in time for the Chicago Marathon, officials said.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

August 26, 2014

RPM Steak, Featuring $155 Tomahawk Steak, Opens for Dinner Service Tuesday

The steakhouse backed by part-time Chicago celebrities Giuliana and Bill Rancic opens at 4 p.m. Aug. 26.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

August 26, 2014

Vice District Brewing Co. Opening Pushed Back to Friday

"The city couldn’t get our inspection done in time," owners announced Tuesday.