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Justin Breen

Senior Editor @dnainfo_breen jbreen@dnainfo.com

Justin Breen is a Senior Editor at DNAinfo.com Chicago.

In addition to his editorial duties, Breen also covers sports, features, urban animals and other human-interest topics.

Breen previously worked at The Times of Northwest Indiana, where he was Sports Editor before being promoted to Assistant Managing Editor. He also had a brief stint as the Interim Editor at the Rapid City (S.D.) Journal, where he oversaw a 35-person newsroom. Breen was selected one of the "Top 25 Publishing Leaders Under 35 Years Old" by Editor & Publisher in 2011.

Breen also worked at the Post-Tribune of Northwest Indiana and the Michigan City (Ind.) News-Dispatch. Breen is a 1999 graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he serves as the university's Alumni Board Journalism Chair.

Breen and his wife, Sarah, former Edison Park and Lakeview residents, are proud parents of Jacob "Jake" Michael Breen, who was born Oct. 10, 2012, and Chase Logan Breen, who was born June 25, 2014.

Fun Fact: It's not really fun, but Breen runs six days a week outside, no matter the weather conditions.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

March 24, 2017

Landmarks Illinois launched a program to save World War I monuments across the state, including Chicago.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

March 24, 2017

Chicago's big lake is home to monster fish but also organisms as tiny as your fingernail.

Uptown & Andersonville »

March 24, 2017

The two groups have come to the resolution "that we need to work together."

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

March 24, 2017

Kenzie Bryant, of Ohio, has been fascinated with the birds since she was a kid.

Englewood, Auburn Gresham & Chatham »

March 24, 2017

The Erikson Institute's "mindfulness" project hopes to calm Chicago students at high-poverty schools.

West Loop, Near West Side, Pilsen »

March 23, 2017

The Badgers assistant coach said they weren't shocked to stun Villanova in NCAA tourney's second round.

Lincoln Square, Albany Park & Irving Park »

March 22, 2017

A remastered version of a video commemorating the park's 100th anniversary was recently published.

Bridgeport, Chinatown & McKinley Park »

March 21, 2017

Mary O'Malley spent months on her master's thesis at Northwestern, hoping to reshape Comiskey's legacy.