Updated Company Profile
365Barrington Media leverages the talents of the area’s top content producers including journalists, authors, photographers, videographers & film producers to build audiences that celebrate community.
The company began with the April 1, 2010 debut of 365Barrington.com, an online community and lifestyle resource promoting events, people, business, real estate, organizations, non-profit initiatives and 365+ things to see & do in and around Barrington, Illinois.
Today, we reach tens of thousands of local readers monthly via 365Barrington.com and our companion social media channels including Facebook, Instagram & Twitter where our pages have 25,000+ followers combined. For more information, visit 365Barrington.com.
Original Founders Profile
My name is Liz Luby Chepell and I’m a writer, publisher and a Realtor in Barrington, Illinois. My mom Suzanne Luby, my brother Jim Luby and I work with the @properties real estate brokerage here in town and we call our crew The Luby Group. I live in Barrington with my husband and our three kids, ages 5, 7 and 8.
Before I became a Realtor I was a TV news reporter, anchor, writer and producer for ten years. I also worked as a radio DJ/Co-host of a Top-40 morning drive broadcast called “The Dawn Patrol with Johnny & Liz”. (Best job ever) I have a degree in Journalism from the University of Illinois.
During my first job as a news reporter in Dubuque, IA, I once covered a story about the birth of a two-headed pig. If you were to watch that video, you would laugh AT me, not with me. That little pig had so many eyes, he walked in circles. But I picked him up and held him in my arms for that report, as a new reporter from the Chicago burbs going all-out to cover the ag beat in Iowa.
I continued to cover agriculture and local news after moving to another Iowa town, Davenport, IA, where I worked for the CBS affiliate in the Quad Cities. Then, I returned to Chicago’s Fox News (WFLD-TV) where I worked as a writer, field and line producer before leaving to join my family’s real estate business in 2004.
I’ll post that two-headed pig video from my early days as a reporter here someday, when I decide to share my bloopers. I have enough on-camera goof-ups to make a feature film ;).
On April Fools Day, 2010, I published our first post at 365Barrington.com because I have a passion for sharing stories about people, places and the stuff that shapes the community where I live. As Realtors, we also work with a lot of people who live in or are considering a move to Barrington.
While one of my jobs is to sell houses, we also spend a lot of time answering questions about what it’s like to live in Barrington. I created 365Barrington.com to offer a new and different local resource, while learning more about the community that we have in common.
To learn a little more about what inspires us most, CLICK HERE to find our more personal posts.
I’ll add more info here at a later date. In the meantime, if you’d like to reach me or know someone who needs a good Realtor, I’m happy to be a resource and I’m always an email or a phone call away. You’ll find my digits and details below. Thanks for being here!
Liz Luby Chepell
Founder & President | 365Barrington.com
Principal & Broker Associate | The Luby Group & @properties
Post Office Box 365
Barrington, IL 60011