My name is Liz Luby Chepell and I’m a journalist, former TV news reporter and licensed 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 9, 11 & 12.
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 we 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