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Justin Breen

Senior Editor @dnainfo_breen Contact

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 »

May 31, 2017

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Rogers Park & Edgewater »

May 31, 2017

More than hundred students, teachers and parents are part of Decatur Classical School's Run Club.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

May 31, 2017

Rainbows were photographed all over Chicago's neighborhoods Tuesday.

Englewood, Auburn Gresham & Chatham »

May 30, 2017

The Legacy football camp has expanded to include elementary school players.

Midway, Chicago Lawn & Ashburn »

May 26, 2017

Kathy Florence and Diane Jagielnik, both St. Bruno graduates, have taught at the school since 1973.

Midway, Chicago Lawn & Ashburn »

May 26, 2017

Drivers should be on the lookout for turtles in May as they deposit their eggs on the road shoulders.

Garfield Park & North Lawndale »

May 25, 2017

De'Andra Hannsberry is heading to Washington University, but first she wants to stop violence in city.

Lakeview & Wrigleyville »

May 25, 2017

Lindsay Currie's "The Peculiar Incident on Shady Street" is inspired by a North Side ghost legend.