Gretchen Sterba

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Columbia College Chicago
Movies, TV, Celebrities
  • Gretchen is a member of The List News team, and has specialized in editorial, essay, profile, and celebrity news writing.
  • Gretchen ran a website interviewing influential artists such as Retta ("Parks and Recreation, "Good Girls"), designer Adriana Sahar, and model and disability advocate Jillian Mercado.
  • Gretchen freelances continuously about entertainment. Her most recent article was for the Chicago Reader writing about the network-hit "Abbott Elementary."


Gretchen Sterba is a Chicago-based writer, essayist, and journalist. Previously, her writing has been published in BUST Magazine, where she previously worked as an intern generating site coverage, HuffPost Personal, and the Chicago Reader, among others. Even when she's not writing, she's probably thinking or analyzing the last film or TV shows she's binging. In her spare time, you can find her at a local city coffee shop sipping oat milk lattes and refreshing her TMZ app.


Gretchen attended Columbia College Chicago and earned a Bachelor of Arts in magazine journalism and creative nonfiction writing. There, she worked with experienced journalists and writers who got her into the field and nurtured a passion of news and profile writing. In addition, she also holds a Masters in education from Roosevelt University in Chicago. Although she also loves to work with youth, writing is her number one passion.
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