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 »

April 26, 2017

Nestled in west Avondale, the new restaurant features empanadas and milanesa sandwiches.

Lakeview & Wrigleyville »

April 25, 2017

The new chicken coop at Burley Elementary is its latest in hands-on sustainability projects.

Lakeview & Wrigleyville »

April 20, 2017

With three major developments underway, the Sheridan station corridor is taking control of its future.

Lakeview & Wrigleyville »

April 18, 2017

Never-before-released data provides a citywide perspective.

Lakeview & Wrigleyville »

April 17, 2017

A lawmaker said it would protect existing rights, but critics said it would expand the use of tax money.

Lakeview & Wrigleyville »

April 14, 2017

The owner of Maison Marcel said he hopes to open this summer.

Lakeview & Wrigleyville »

April 11, 2017

The remarks hint at the continuing battle over the plaza's restrictions