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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.

Uptown & Andersonville »

November 13, 2014

The CTA Red Line station was transformed into the GTA Green Line station during filming Wednesday.

Uptown & Andersonville »

November 12, 2014

Chef Jake Bickelhaupt called Uptown a "wonderful neighborhood" after earning the coveted rating.

Uptown & Andersonville »

November 12, 2014

An Agami sushi employee said 42 Grams' presence in the neighborhood has brought in more customers.

Uptown & Andersonville »

November 11, 2014

The husband-wife team behind 42 Grams in Uptown celebrated the Michelin honor Tuesday.

Uptown & Andersonville »

November 11, 2014

The superhero movie starring Ben Affleck as Batman is filming in Uptown this week.

Uptown & Andersonville »

November 9, 2014

The creator of the virtual game — which crowd sources beer ideas — is raising money on Indiegogo.

Uptown & Andersonville »

November 7, 2014

The new shop at 1325 W. Wilson Ave. is expected to open by the end of the month.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

November 6, 2014

Over 30k has been raised for restoration of the historic Charnley-Persky house after a summer flood.