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Tanveer Ali is DNAinfo.com Chicago's data reporter and social media specialist.

Since moving to Chicago in 2009, Tanveer reported and produced multimedia work for a variety of outlets including WBEZ, Columbia Journalism Review, GOOD Magazine and the Chicago News Cooperative. He has also developed a number of web-based projects for Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism.

Prior to moving to Chicago, his favorite city, Tanveer worked at The Detroit News, where he covered the suburbs in Michigan's largest county, while often lending a hand in the paper's broader breaking news coverage. He also was an intern at The Hartford Courant, covering suburban affairs before moving on to the night cops desk.

Tanveer studied history as an undergraduate at Columbia University in New York City and earned a master's degree in journalism specializing in interactive publishing from Medill.

Fun Fact: Tanveer will always order last at a restaurant. Always. He hates having the same dish as someone else at the table.

West Loop, Near West Side, Pilsen »

October 31, 2017

Police issued a crime alert after four similar burglaries in recent days.

West Loop, Near West Side, Pilsen »

October 31, 2017

The burglars broke through windows in four recent incidents, police said.

Austin & Belmont Cragin »

October 31, 2017

The child was dropped off at an unknown place in Oak Park unharmed, police said. 

Austin & Belmont Cragin »

October 31, 2017

The incident occurred outside of John Hay Community Academy Monday morning, police said.

Hyde Park & Kenwood »

October 30, 2017

Eshunte Mayfield, 16, was fatally shot in Woodlawn Sunday evening, according to police. 

Rogers Park & Edgewater »

October 30, 2017

The shooting occurred in the 2600 block of West Peterson Avenue at 10:35 p.m. Saturday, police said.

West Loop, Near West Side, Pilsen »

October 30, 2017

The attempted robbery was Friday morning near South Western Avenue and West Flournoy Street.

Englewood, Auburn Gresham & Chatham »

October 30, 2017

He's not the musical guest though. That's Eminem.