Vikki Ortiz Healy

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Vikki Ortiz Healy is a general assignment Metro reporter and Health & Family columnist for the Chicago Tribune. She specializes in human interest stories about family trends, special needs and remarkable people in everyday settings. She joined the Chicago Tribune in 2007 after working as a reporter at The Seattle Times, The Washington Post and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. At the Milwaukee paper, she wrote a weekly column about single life and dating. Proving that life just keeps moving along, today her columns at the Tribune follow her parenting adventures with her husband, Shawn, their children and a dog.

Recent Articles

  • Immigration activist allowed to remain in United States for another year

    Immigration activist allowed to remain in United States for another year

    A twice-deported immigration activist whose year of living in a Chicago church a decade ago made her a lightning rod in the immigration debate, was granted a reprieve Wednesday and allowed to remain in the United States for another year. “I want to send a message to the community so they can all...

  • After more than 80 years, birth mother and daughter reunite

    After more than 80 years, birth mother and daughter reunite

    For more than 80 years, Eileen Wagner kept a secret from her children. She thought it was the best way to protect all of them — not only the two kids she raised with her husband, but also a third child, whom she had given up for adoption in 1933 when she was a teenager. Then, last month, 99-year-old...

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