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Ariel Cheung

Reporter/Producer @arielfab acheung@dnainfo.com

Ariel Cheung is a reporter/producer covering Lakeview, Wrigleyville and Avondale for DNAinfo Chicago.

Prior to joining DNAinfo Chicago in February 2015, Ariel was the crime enterprise reporter for The Post-Crescent in Appleton, Wis., where she wrote about crime trends, breaking news and criminal court around the Fox Valley. She has also worked for The Register-Mail in Galesburg, Ill., The Chicago Sun-Times and Dayton Daily News.

Ariel is from Toledo, Ohio and graduated from the University of Cincinnati, where she developed a love for community-focused journalism as editor-in-chief of the student newspaper.

She lives in Uptown and enjoys theater, reading and all the typical vices of a 20-something (i.e. food, coffee and a great neighborhood bar). She is also a colossal nerd.

Fun Fact: As a child, Ariel was in a three-episode television pilot involving a magician and his puppet pals. Her path to child stardom came to a crashing end soon after.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

June 23, 2017

Little leaguers are helping rivals, Pride is in full bloom and a little girl has killer dance moves.

Lakeview & Wrigleyville »

June 23, 2017

The 48th annual Chicago Gay Pride Parade kicks off at noon Sunday.

Lakeview & Wrigleyville »

June 21, 2017

Pietrini is the seventh principal of a Lakeview school to leave in the last three years.

Lakeview & Wrigleyville »

June 20, 2017

In many ways, Magdalena Sotelo's experience is what educators at neighborhood schools want to see.

Lakeview & Wrigleyville »

June 19, 2017

The longtime sex advice columnist will host a live recording of his podcast at Music Box Theatre.

Lakeview & Wrigleyville »

June 16, 2017

One of the portraits, painted by "Matrix" director Lilly Wachowski, depicts Chicagoan T.T. Saffore.

Lakeview & Wrigleyville »

June 14, 2017

Find out where more than 100 LGBTQ-owned businesses are located around Chicago.