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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 »

October 21, 2014

The annual trick or treating event also honors the neighbor with the best decorated home.

Lakeview & Wrigleyville »

October 14, 2014

Robots serve popcorn and drinks to couples during the weekly BYOB event at Robot City Workshop.

Chicago »

October 13, 2014

Two Chicago police officers are teaming up to educate students about some dangers of college life. 

Bridgeport, Chinatown & McKinley Park »

October 13, 2014

Jack Shilney and Josh Weitzman started College Bound Safe and Sound to teach people about campus crime.

Lincoln Park & Old Town »

October 9, 2014

Four-year-old Ryan Nelson channeled his favorite golfers, Bubba Watson and Rickie Fowler, at the class.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

October 5, 2014

The zombie-themed barge attraction is open through Nov. 2 at the northeast corner of Navy Pier.

Bridgeport, Chinatown & McKinley Park »

September 29, 2014

The monthly latte art throwdown puts local baristas head to head in a knock-out style competition.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

September 29, 2014

St. Chrysostom's is celebrating 40 years in the Gold Coast neighborhood.