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Bettina Chang

News Editor @bechang8 Contact

Bettina is a News Editor at DNAinfo Chicago.

She joined the Chicago team after spending about a year as associate editor at Pacific Standard magazine in California, where she got sick of the temperate climate and yearned for the weather extremes of her hometown Chicago.

Prior to that, she worked as features editor at syndication company Content That Works, partnering with local papers across the country to create home design and real estate magazines.

Bettina has written and edited stories ranging from the dangers of pumping breast milk, to the engineered building systems of concert halls, to pre-World Cup economic issues in Johannesburg, South Africa.

She now lives in Logan Square, too close to Miko's Italian Ice and too far from the nearest gym. She's a proud board of directors member at the local nonprofit Supplies for Dreams.

Fun fact: As a high schooler, Bettina ran a side business hawking individual-sized packages of Koala Yummies to her classmates for $1 each. She got a great ROI because she bought in bulk. Capitalism!

Englewood, Auburn Gresham & Chatham »

March 14, 2016

One of three injured in the shooting was reportedly the girlfriend of a man charged in Tyshawn's murder.

Garfield Park & North Lawndale »

March 8, 2016

Robbers hit the 3400-3500 blocks of West Arthington Street three times in a week, police said.

Englewood, Auburn Gresham & Chatham »

March 7, 2016

A 20-year-old man was shot in the 800 block of East 91st Street Friday afternoon, police said.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

March 7, 2016

Nancy Reagan, '39 Latin alum, visited her Gold Coast alma mater while she was First Lady in 1982.

Lincoln Park & Old Town »

March 7, 2016

With celebrities and the Alderbears (aldermen plungers), nearly 6,000 waded into frigid water Sunday.

Bronzeville & Washington Park »

March 7, 2016

Supporters of Rep. Ken Dunkin paid people $50 to vote for him, opponents have said.

Bronzeville & Washington Park »

March 5, 2016

Vandals cut Rep. Dunkin's name off a billboard denouncing Rauner and Dunkin Friday, Ald. Reilly said.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

March 3, 2016

There will be no school Good Friday, the first furlough day, CPS CEO Forrest Claypool announced.