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Jackie Kostek

Reporter/Producer @JackieKostek jkostek@dnainfo.com

Jackie Kostek is a reporter/producer for DNAinfo.com Chicago providing daily news video updates.

Jackie joined DNAinfo Chicago from Columbia Journalism School in New York City, where she earned a Master’s in journalism.

After graduation, she spent the summer road tripping with a group of nuns as an assistant producer for a Bill Moyers documentary.

Born and raised just outside of Minneapolis, Jackie graduated from the University of Kansas in 2009 (rock chalk Jayhawk!).

During college, she held an internship with a nightly news show in Sydney, Australia and worked as a director and producer for an on-campus sports show.

Jackie also spent two years teaching Head Start in Washington, D.C., as a Teach For America corps member. As a journalist, she has reported on hot button education issues: co-location, charter schools, school closings and high-stakes testing.

Fun fact: Jackie inherited a love for journalism and broadcast news from her great aunt Dorothy Soper, who hosted her own live cooking show and appeared frequently on the NBC nightly news in Los Angeles in the late ‘50s and ‘60s.

Uptown & Andersonville »

December 30, 2014

A lot happened in Uptown and Andersonville in 2014, but a few stories stand out.

Uptown & Andersonville »

December 17, 2014

The newest addition to the Uptown entertainment district opens for its first show on Dec. 31.

Uptown & Andersonville »

December 16, 2014

Tressa Feher, Ald. James Cappleman's chief of staff, said the office had received a few complaints.

Uptown & Andersonville »

December 15, 2014

The non-demoninational sketch comedy show begins at 9:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

December 15, 2014

DNAinfo Chicago's Jackie Kostek takes you on a tour of the new skating ribbon.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

December 12, 2014

Jackie Kostek talked about some of DNAinfo.com's neighborhood stories on Fox Chicago News.

Uptown & Andersonville »

December 11, 2014

The candidate for 46th Ward alderman is celebrating being on the ballot with a day of holiday caroling.

Uptown & Andersonville »

December 10, 2014

The annual candle-lit procession, which is a Swedish tradition, begins at 4:45 p.m. on Saturday.