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 »

September 19, 2014

Is This History or Is This Junk? Field Museum Experts Will ID Your Stuff

The museum requests no animals — living or dead — but in those cases scientists will study photographs.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

September 19, 2014

Streeterville Parking Spot Becomes Pop-Up Park in Push for More Green Space

Neighborhood organizers will feed the meter all day to use a parking spot for bags, live music and more.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

September 19, 2014

South Loop Animal Hospital Celebrates Fifth Birthday with Open House

Community members — pet owners and otherwise — are invited inside the South Loop clinic Saturday.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

September 19, 2014

Dr. Seuss' Hat Collection Displayed at Water Tower Place Starting Friday

Theodor Geisel 's secret hat collection arrived in Chicago for the first time Thursday.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

September 18, 2014

World War I Photo Exhibition Lands at Newberry Library

An exhibition of photos snapped by JP Morgan's daughter during WWI runs through Jan. 3 at the Newberry.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

September 18, 2014

Paris Club's Five-Course Truffle Dinner Serves Rare Fungus for $150 a Plate

The coveted mushroom will be served five different ways at the River North restaurant's feature dinner.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

September 17, 2014

Baffo, Eataly's Eatery, Reopens with New Look, More Seats

The River North restaurant closed for a week for a facelift to make things feel "warmer," staff said.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

September 17, 2014

Derrius Quarles Returns to Chicago as Scholarship Startup Vies for $200K

After funding his own education with scholarships, a Kenwood grad's idea aims to simplifies the process.