Michael Loria

Chicago Sun Times

Reporter Profile

Michael Loria reports for the Chicago Sun-Times, covering the South and West sides of the city. Before moving to Chicago, Loria was a freelance journalist based in Washington, D.C., where he covered undocumented restaurant workers for Washington City Paper, and child care for undocumented workers, housing for older adults and more for The Washington Post. In 2020, his feature on cottage industries that undocumented workers had established to survive the pandemic became one of the most-read Washington City Paper stories of the year; his reporting on food truck turf wars was an editor’s choice for one of the best Washington City Paper stories of 2021. Loria is a graduate of the University of Virginia.

Beat: Neighborhood reporting in Chicago's South and West Sides

This reporter covers Chicago's South Side and West Side, regularly reporting neighborhood-based stories -- education, economic development, infrastructure improvements, immigration, housing, crime trends, policing strategies and police reform.