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.