Hi there,

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I'm Jake Wittich, and I'm a Chicago-based reporter specializing in LGBTQ news.

I'm in my third and final year of a fellowship with Report for America, a national service program that places journalists in local newsrooms to report on under-covered issues.

I cover everything from hyperlocal neighborhood news to LGBTQ issues and culture for Block Club Chicago, a nonprofit news site aiming to place reporters in every one of Chicago's 77 neighborhoods.

I'm also the Chicago chapter president for NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists. Subscribe to our newsletter and follow us on Twitter and Instagram!