Jen Sabella is a writer, editor and social media strategist living in Chicago. She is currently the Director of Social Media and Engagement at DNAinfo.com.
Jen helped turn DNAinfo into a well-known and beloved site for local news in Chicago’s often under-covered neighborhoods. She also helped train dozens of editors and reporters on SEO, headline writing and best practices for social media. She was also named one of the 10 Most Powerful Women in Chicago Journalism by esteemed media writer Robert Feder and the Windy City Times named her one of Chicago’s “30 Under 30” in 2013.
Before joining DNAinfo, Jen was the Chicago Editor for The Huffington Post and a breaking news reporter at the Chicago Sun-Times.
The Southwest Side native attended Columbia College Chicago and Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School. Her days at McAuley will be the subject of her Frunchroom piece (and this will be her first time doing a live reading).
She now lives in Lincoln Square with her fiance, Ali, and their two fat cats.
See Jen and the rest of our readers at O’Rourke’s on April 16th at 730pm.