Editor in Chief and Publisher Susanna Homan


Executive Editor Terrance Noland
Design Director Katherine Bryja Shady
Features Editor David McAninch
Senior Writer Bryan Smith
Senior Editor Lauren Williamson
Culture Editor Tal Rosenberg
Dining Editor Amy Cavanaugh
Assistant Editor Samantha Yadron
Senior Digital Editor Matt Pollock
Assistant Digital Editor Hannah Edgar
Digital Producer Lynette Smith
Social Media Video Editor DS Shin
Contributing Writers Mark Bazer, Rachel Bertsche, Tom Chiarella, Ted C. Fishman, Nina Kokotas Hahn, John Kessler, Edward McClelland, Heidi Mitchell, Mike Thomas, Bill Zehme
Chief Contributing Dining Critic Jeff Ruby
Contributing Culture Critics Meaghan Garvey, Graham Meyer, Taylor Moore, Kris Vire, Claire Voon, Lauren Warnecke
Deputy Design Director Emily Johnson
Photo Director Michael Zajakowski
Art Director Jessica Sedgwick
Contributing Digital Imaging Specialist Andrew Davis
Contributing Copy Editors Robert Loerzel, Amy Schroeder


Prepress/Design Manager Tom Kadzielawski
Production Specialist Julie Szamlewski
Graphic Designer Haleigh Castino


Advertising Director Megan Holbrook
Operations Director Diana Vdovets
Senior Account Managers Patti Augustyn, Julia Carter, Valeria Coric, Jacqueline Simon, Kimberly Steinback Liza Sweitzer
Marketplace Advertising Manager Kelly Zech


Marketing Director Gina E. Pucci
Graphic Designer Brittany Van Swol


Senior Event Producer Isabelle Disse

Regional Sales Representatives

Hawaii Destination Marketing, Honolulu
Debbie Anderson, account manager
Maryland, Northern Virginia, Washington D.C. Robert H. Stites LLC
Robert Stites, president
Michigan Jan Hess-Wahl, LLC, Bloomfield Hills
Jan Hess-Wahl, regional manager
Minnesota Ringle Media LLC, Minneapolis
Melissa Ringle, regional manager
Northeast U.S. Donaher Media, LLC
Cynthia Donaher, national account director
Southeast U.S. WLD Media, Fort Lauderdale
Whitney Ford Dick, account director
Western U.S. Shana Wong Solares, Los Angeles

Audience Development

Regional Vice President Don MacGregor
Specialist, Audience Development Elizabeth Kerndl


Senior Director Michele De Venuto
Senior Analyst Amber Zukowski



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How to Submit Story Ideas to Chicago Magazine


  • Publicists, local business owners, and organizations seeking coverage
  • Freelance writers, photographers, and illustrators (online freelancers, please see web-specific section below)
  • Readers with ideas they would like to see us cover
  • Note: These guidelines are for the print magazine. If you want to pitch to Chicagomag.com, please see below


  • Check the print magazine and Chicagomag.com to make sure we cover the topic you have in mind and to see our story format. We do not run stories that lack a Chicago angle, so please do not pitch them.
  • Write a brief (1- to 3-paragraph max) pitch, stressing why your idea is different, newsworthy, and compelling for our readers. If you are a writer, photographer, or illustrator, please include samples of your work.
  • Pitch early. The print magazine is monthly; we finalize story lineups a few months before the cover date.


Email your pitch—with “story idea” in the subject line—to the proper person(s) as follows:

Arts, Music, and Culture Tal Rosenberg
Best of Chicago Lauren Williamson
Book Reviews and Excerpts Samantha Yadron
Business, Tech, Economy Lauren Williamson
Chicagoans of the Year Terrance Noland
Dining, Food, Cookbooks Amy Cavanaugh
Drinking and Bars Amy Cavanaugh
Events (Cultural, etc.) Tal Rosenberg
Fashion and Style Samantha Yadron
Health and Fitness Lauren Williamson
Home and Garden Samantha Yadron
Human Interest Terry Noland
Illustration Katherine Bryja Shady, Emily Johnson
Law and Crime Terry Noland
Letters to the Editor Samantha Yadron
Medicine and Top Doctors Lauren Williamson
Most Powerful Chicagoans Terry Noland
Neighborhoods Lauren Williamson
Photography Michael Zajakowski
Politics Lauren Williamson
Real Estate Lauren Williamson
Sales Check Jenny Berg
Schools and Education Lauren Williamson