Adeshina Emmanuel comes to The Chicago Reporter from DNAinfo Chicago, where he covered the city’s Uptown and Andersonville neighborhoods for two action-packed years, reporting about everything from crime, politics and education to business, transportation and housing. A native Chicagoan, Ade was raised in Uptown by an African-American mother and Nigerian father.
Before joining DNAinfo, Ade (Here’s a tip: don’t call him ‘Aid’) spent a summer reporting on federal government in Washington, DC, as The New York Times’ 2012 David. E. Rosenbaum Fellow. Before that, the former Loyola University Chicago journalism student spent six months at the Chicago Sun-Times as a wire reporter and occasional Metro reporter. He has also held internships with the Catholic News Service, the Better Government Association and the now-defunct Chitowndailynews.org, and he worked as a freelance writer for Patch.com and Streetwise Magazine.