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Jen Sabella

Deputy Editor and Director of Social Media @jensabella Contact

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

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

January 3, 2017

After a bloody 2016 saw at least 762 murders, CPD said it's stepping things up in 2017. 

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

January 3, 2017

DETAILS: How to get a ticket to the event, where to watch online and more. 

Lakeview & Wrigleyville »

November 2, 2016

Watch the game across the street from Wrigley Field -- and help Lakeview Pantry while you're at it.

Garfield Park & North Lawndale »

September 19, 2016

While some Chicagoans respected the gesture, others weren't thrilled. 

Wicker Park & Bucktown »

August 23, 2016

The show also features Amara Enyia, a policy consultant who ran for mayor against Rahm Emanuel in 2015.

Garfield Park & North Lawndale »

August 16, 2016

The first 250 kids who show up at the North Lawndale YWCA will get backpacks and school supplies.

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.