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Jackie Kostek

Reporter/Producer @JackieKostek Contact

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.

Lincoln Park & Old Town »

August 26, 2014

The four resident rescue pups perform in the marine mammal show at the Shedd daily.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

August 21, 2014

The mapping company HERE collects data from drivers who are using GPS-enabled devices.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

August 20, 2014

The mapping company has a mobile navigation app and powers maps for companies like Bing and Yahoo.

Wicker Park & Bucktown »

August 19, 2014

One meteorologist said Chicagoans are "absolutely right" thinking the summer is cooler than normal.

Lincoln Park & Old Town »

August 19, 2014

One Wicker Park resident said he hasn't switched on his air conditioning unit all summer.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

August 15, 2014

The 10-plane aerobatic formation team will perform at the Air and Water Show this weekend.

Lincoln Park & Old Town »

August 14, 2014

Zebra sharks are affectionately known as the "Labradors of the sea" because of their gentle nature.