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.

Logan Square & Humboldt Park »

March 22, 2017

The ranking by "Travel and Leisure" of the best pubs basically shut out Chicago.

Uptown & Andersonville »

March 21, 2017

"Support the community you want to see thriving far into the future," Women & Children First posted.

Lakeview & Wrigleyville »

March 21, 2017

Not everyone is pleased about the latest addition to the Southport corridor.

Lakeview & Wrigleyville »

March 21, 2017

Annual preseason neighborhood meeting includes survey results of area residents.

Lincoln Park & Old Town »

March 20, 2017

O'Brian Jarqueese Henigan, 31, is accused of raping a woman in Kansas and fleeing the state in January. 

Wicker Park & Bucktown »

March 20, 2017

Initially targeting a January opening, the outpost at 1948 W. North Ave. is an empty construction zone.

Lakeview & Wrigleyville »

March 17, 2017

The path will extend from the Low-Line plaza and connect to the Paulina Brown Line station.