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Kathy Bergen
Reporter/Writer
My Role

I am a business writer focusing on Chicago and its global connections. I work on stories having to do with Chicago's place in the world and its efforts to heighten its profile and economic stature.
My Biography

Previously, I wrote about the business climate in Chicago and Illinois, examining how political and governmental forces shape the economic landscape. As part of that assignment, I covered Chicago’s bid for the 2016 Olympics, following the bid team to the Beijing Olympics in 2008 and to Copenhagen in 2009 for the final vote. I also have covered the convention and hospitality industries, the media business and personal finance.

Prior to joining the Tribune, I worked for a number of other publications in northern Illinois, including Crain's Chicago Business and the Rockford Register-Star.

I received a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.