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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 »

April 27, 2017

Humans are to thank for Chicago's expanding diversity of trees.

Logan Square & Humboldt Park »

April 26, 2017

Professional saxophone player Sam Burckhardt has documented more than 200 bird species at the park.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

April 26, 2017

Ex-Chicago resident Edwin Velarde will pedal 800 miles to raise money and promote a healthy lifestyle.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

April 25, 2017

The photobomb is scheduled for Wednesday at 12:15 p.m. at the River Theater between Clark and LaSalle.

Back of the Yards & Brighton Park »

April 25, 2017

Artist Roland Kulla turned his four lots into a giant garden that's home to loads of beautiful birds.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

April 25, 2017

Denise Sauriol, who ran in London Sunday, has never met Holly Beeman, who has a genetic disorder.

West Loop, Near West Side, Pilsen »

April 25, 2017

A Near West Side coach spent eight hours chopping overgrowth to create "Half-Mowed Field."

West Loop, Near West Side, Pilsen »

April 25, 2017

Marshall Cheatham, a former standout, has been on a waiting list for more than three years.