Jon Yates

Jon Yates

Bio

Jon Yates has been writing the What’s Your Problem? column for the Chicago Tribune since 2005. Prior to coming to the Tribune in 2000, he was a police reporter at the Nashville Tennessean, and covered Sonny Bono’s re-election campaign for the Palm Springs Desert Sun in 1996. An Iowa native, he once placed third in the Southeast Iowa Regional Grocery Bagging competition. He also plays for a historically bad softball team and brews moderately palatable beer.