Corli Jay

The TRiiBE

Reporter Profile

Corli Jay is the community investment reporter for Chicago-based digital news site The TRiiBE. Most recently she worked as a general assignment reporter at Crain’s Chicago Business, where she covered the media beat. Jay started her career in journalism in 2020 as a fellow of the civic journalism lab City Bureau. She soon began freelancing for other publications that included Chicago Magazine and Chicago Reader. Jay would go on to write for the Hyde Park Herald, the city’s oldest neighborhood newspaper. She graduated from Chicago State University with a bachelor’s in media arts in 2018.


Beat: Community investment in Chicago's Black communities

Black communities in Chicago have experienced decades of disinvestment that has led to population decline, school closures, and dwindling affordable housing options and health services. The community investment reporter tracks efforts to invest in community and the impact of those investments on public safety.