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Ariel Cheung

Chicago, IL
Reporter and Producer — DNAinfo
Covers:  crime and courts, breaking news, features, social services, schools, city government, education, fire, enterprise, cops

DNAinfo Chicago (@DNAinfoCHI) reporter for Lakeview, Wrigleyville & Avondale. Midwestern mutt. Explorer. Cat cuddler. Ravenclaw. Send tips:

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DNAinfo Chicago reporter covering crime, education, business and politics in the Lakeview and Avondale neighborhoods.

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@arielfab — 5,284 followers, 53,314 tweets

Jun 27, 2017

RT @slulay2: Further reading: Chicago Catholic school teacher says students outed him as gay — then he was fired:  @GirlTalkChi

Jun 27, 2017

RT @slulay2: .@GirlTalkChi reminds us that despite progress, discrimination continues to plague the LGBTQ community in Chicago.

Jun 27, 2017

RT @LinzeRice: "When we were doing #Pride back in the day we were wasn't fun & games...we were trying to get taken…

Jun 27, 2017

RT @samjcharles: I guess this is the point in my life and career where I start to rip my own hair out 

Jun 27, 2017

RT @CarrieMuskat: #Cubs will visit White House on Wed. It's an informal get together. Maddon to address young Republicans too

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What was your first job as a journalist?

I worked at my university's independent student newspaper, working my way up to become editor-in-chief.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes -- my sister and I used to write stories on the two ancient typewriters we had in our basement.

How is social media changing news?

Social media is a way to connect with the community & readers. It provides real-time updates in an easily digestible format.

Illinois AP Awards

2014 - Enterprise series
Won first place for 3-part "Drug Court" series, examining effectiveness and profiling participants of the drug court program in Knox County, Ill., competing against daily newspapers in the state with up to 15,000 circulation.

Illinois AP Awards

2014 - Investigative Reporting
Shared award with two co-workers for "Fatal Dog Attack" competing against small dailies in Illinois with circulation up to 15,000.