ChicagoSide brings you the best Chicago sports in town.
Editor-in-Chief Jonathan Eig brings together the city’s best sportswriters each day to come up with the lead features—in-depth profiles, strong opinion pieces, on-the-street videos, and more.
On Dec. 9, 2011, Time Out Chicago‘s media maven Robert Feder broke the seal on ChiSide, “…which may turn out to be the most game-changing addition to the sports media scene since the Score debuted on radio 20 years ago next month.”
Jonathan Eig, Editor-in-Chief and Co-Founder: Jon is the New York Times best-selling author of three books: “Luckiest Man,” “Opening Day,” and, most recently, “Get Capone.” In addition to his books, he has written for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Esquire. He has appeared on NBC’s Today Show, NPR, and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. He lives in Chicago with his wife and children.
Solomon Lieberman, Creative Director and Co-Founder: Sol is a digital strategist, designer and journalist. Before ChiSide, Sol led the strategic digital development of the Chicago-based Better Government Association, and he worked as a freelance editor, writer and consultant. He has an M.S.J. from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, where he met his wife, Gabrielle.
Josh Lowitz, Advisor: After a decade as a retailer, Josh has spent the past 10+ years working to help great companies grow. He has taught courses as an Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship at the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business and in the MBA program at UIC. Josh is a graduate of Brown University and Harvard Business School and lives in Chicago with his wife and two children.
Jonathan Messinger, Managing Editor: Jonathan is founder and editor-in-chief of featherproof books, a Chicago publisher of fiction. He was also on the launch team for Time Out Chicago, and worked for years there as the Books editor and a web editor. His book Hiding Out was named one of the best books of the year by the Omaha World-Herald, and his writing has appeared in GQ, the Chicago Tribune and on NPR. Follow @jonnymess
Daniel Libit, Editor-at-Large: Daniel has been a staff writer covering politics at Politico and The Daily. His work has appeared in The New York Times, Columbia Journalism Review, Washington Post Magazine, Chicago magazine and Deadspin, among other publications, and has been acknowledged in the anthologies, Best American Sports Writing 2005 and Best American Science and Nature Writing 2010. He is a native of Albuquerque, New Mexico and an alumnus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Ben Strauss, Editor-at-Large: Ben regularly contributes to The New York Times and his reporting and writing has also appeared in Chicago magazine, the Chicago Tribune, and The Classical. Born and raised in Chicago, Strauss is an Ithaca College graduate and former Capitol Hill press secretary.
Brian Sandalow, Senior Editor: Brian is a sports writer and editor based in Chicago who also contributes to the Associated Press. For five years he was in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas, covering professional hockey and high school football before leaving in December. He lives in Skokie and is a graduate of the University of Missouri.
Matt de la Peña, Associate Editor: Matt is the former Dance Editor for Time Out Chicago and Staff Writer for Time Out Chicago Kids. His work has been published in international magazines, as wells as local websites. A graduate of the University of Iowa and DePaul University, he’s also a feared rec league softball player.
Alexa Heinrich, Design Intern: Alexa is a freelance graphic designer with a passion for sports and nicely kerned type. Since March of 2011, she has been running Pucks and Pixels, a site devoted to designing hockey graphics and apparel. She recently graduated from Columbia College Chicago with her BFA in advertising art direction and lives in Lincoln Park.
Jake Reilly, Creative Consultant: Jake is a full-time copywriter at Leo Burnett in Chicago. He is also the creator of The Amish Project as seen on Yahoo, CNN, Forbes and “The Tonight Show.” Now that he is fully plugged back into the digital world, Jake misses doing crosswords, riding his bike and having actual conversations with other humans.