Jen Sabella

Deputy Editor and Director of Social Media @jensabella jsabella@dnainfo.com

Jen Sabella is a Deputy Editor and Director of Social Media at DNAinfo.com Chicago.

Before joining the DNAinfo team, Jen was the Chicago Editor at The Huffington Post, where she helped build a loyal local audience by covering everything from “dibs” during snowstorms to a seemingly endless string of political downfalls. She also worked as a wire reporter at the Chicago Sun-Times, covering breaking news, crime and courts.

The South Side native attended Columbia College Chicago, where she learned to write the news at the Columbia Chronicle before scoring an internship at the now-defunct Venus Zine.

Jen moves a lot, but only around Chicago. She has called Mt. Greenwood, Uptown, Humboldt Park, Wicker Park and Logan Square home over the years. She currently lives in Andersonville with her girlfriend, Ali, and their two overweight (yet adorable) cats.

Fun fact: Jen loves pasta so much that she has a mostaccioli noodle tattoo. #carbs4ever

West Loop, Near West Side, Pilsen »

June 23, 2016

"Unfortunately, some of our detainees ... consistently subject correctional staff to violent assaults." 

Lincoln Park & Old Town »

May 24, 2016

The May 24 show features rockstar teacher Erika Wozniak, Ald. Susan Garza and DNAinfo's Jen Sabella.

Garfield Park & North Lawndale »

May 23, 2016

Days after Riot Fest announced their 2016 lineup, Morrissey's fan site said he wouldn't be playing. 

Garfield Park & North Lawndale »

May 17, 2016

Being a Chicago cop "you can get away with murder and still get paid," Fr. Michael Pfleger said Tuesday.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

April 21, 2016

Employees push a #savethechicagoreader effort, say cuts are too deep, and they may not survive. 

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

April 2, 2016

Snow in April is normal here, we know. But it still hurts. 

Lincoln Park & Old Town »

March 27, 2016

Did you get a frightening alert from Facebook Sunday? 

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

March 14, 2016

People were protesting long before the Laquan McDonald video emerged ... and they still are.