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Serena Dai

Reporter/Producer @ssdai srna16@gmail.com

Before joining DNAinfo, Serena Dai worked as an editorial fellow for TheAtlanticWire.com, The Atlantic magazine's news blog. She's previously worked for the Associated Press Chicago bureau, The Miami Herald and New York magazine.

Serena moved from Knoxville, Tenn. to Chicagoland to study at Northwestern University, where she graduated with a bachelors and masters degree. She helped launch a news site that was once described as "flamboyant and destructive" but eventually won an award for best online student publication in the nation.

Her past work has required everything from grilling politicians to accosting celebrities, but her favorite part has always been getting to know a city’s characters and hidden gems.

Fun Fact: Serena reported at Heidi Klum’s 2010 Halloween party and was fortuitously mistaken for a member of the supermodel's inner circle. It took three awkward minutes for someone to notice she didn’t belong behind the velvet rope.

Lakeview & Wrigleyville »

May 27, 2014

"I feel more comfortable behind the drums than I do walking around on the street," Luke Sangerman said.

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May 26, 2014

According to ChicagoPride.com, a new bar will replace Spin in late June.

Lakeview & Wrigleyville »

May 23, 2014

The Lakeview restaurateur competed for the U.S. in a Neopolitan pizza category in Parma, Italy.

Lakeview & Wrigleyville »

May 23, 2014

The CTA presented renderings, facts and figures at a Lakeview open house Thursday night.

Lakeview & Wrigleyville »

May 22, 2014

In a video, Tom Ricketts blamed rooftop owners for delaying the overhaul of Wrigley Field.

Lakeview & Wrigleyville »

May 22, 2014

Usually, the burgers cost $4.99 at the Lakeview stop.

Lakeview & Wrigleyville »

May 22, 2014

The show will be extending its run for another four weeks at Hydrate Nightclub in Boystown.

Lakeview & Wrigleyville »

May 21, 2014

"We're trying to get facts out so that people will care," said a local resident who passed out fliers.