Mary Ellen Podmolik
Mary Ellen Podmolik is a reporter in the Chicago Tribune's business section, covering the local housing market and writing a weekly column. She previously worked for the Chicago Sun-Times and the Southtown Economist, and was a contributor to Crain’s Chicago Business and cnbc.com. She began her journalism career at the Kokomo (Ind.) Tribune. Podmolik holds a journalism degree from Marquette University.
She lives with her husband, three sons and overgrown puppy in a 101-year-old Oak Park “starter” home they bought more than 10 years ago.
You can follow her on Twitter @mepodmolik.