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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.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

September 29, 2014

Founder Mary Ellen Christy said the only thing that's changed about the children is their names.

West Loop, Near West Side, Pilsen »

September 26, 2014

The bus driver, Bill Kann, drove Elvis on his last tour in the '60's and has driven all three nun trips.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

September 25, 2014

The Chicago-based online retailer has more than 33,000 followers on Instagram.

Wicker Park & Bucktown »

September 18, 2014

The owner of the vegan food company said their Italian beef and pastrami sandwiches are top sellers.

Lincoln Park & Old Town »

September 9, 2014

Jena Gambaccini runs one of the longest-running and most-viewed fashion blogs in Chicago.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

September 5, 2014

DNAinfo.com's Jackie Kostek and Shamus Toomey featured some top stories of the week on Fox Chicago News.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

August 29, 2014

DNAinfo.com's Jackie Kostek and Shamus Toomey talked neighborhood news on Fox Chicago.

Lincoln Park & Old Town »

August 27, 2014

Adam Clark started the mobile bike repair business in 2009 and charges $50 for a standard tune-up.