Jen Picciano

Jen Picciano


Cleveland, Ohio

Jen Picciano is an Emmy award-winning reporter for WOIO-TV and creator of the restaurant and dining segment Cleveland Cooks.

She is also the author of the food blog Cheftovers.

Picciano is a native of Cleveland, and has spent the last 10 years with CBS 19 as a general assignment field reporter. She is active in the local food scene and has been involved with the Hunger Network of Greater Cleveland for several years.

She resides in Mayfield Heights with her husband and her three children.

You can usually find her with a pencil behind her ear and a mic in her hand, or an apron on.

Recent Articles by Jen

What’s your favorite tequila drink? Margaritas aren’t the only choice from the Taste Buds

  Old Brooklyn shop churning out 2,800 pounds of cheese per month: Cleveland Cooks

  Taste Buds: The trio takes a blind taste test to challenge their palates

  Jalapeno inspired burger available at the Thirsty Dog East Bank for Cleveland Burger Week

  Hatfield’s Goode Grub food truck is making something dangerous for the Bridgestone Senior Players Tournament

  What’s your favorite ballpark food? It’s the MLB All-Star Game edition of Taste Buds

3 Cleveland-born baseball players helped build American League

  Team of chefs on hand to feed thousands during All-Star week

  Cleveland Cooks whips up a marinade for ribs, slaw or sausage with Progressive Field Executive Chef

  What’s a seemingly simple kitchen task that you can’t grasp? The Taste Buds confess their cooking ‘gaps’

  Reinvent breakfast with Town Hall’s scrumptious sweet potato pancakes

  What is your favorite food to BBQ? Share your BBQ secrets with the Taste Buds

  Cleveland Cooks makes Duck Ballentine at Osso Restaurant in Geauga County

  Have you tried the keto diet? The Taste Buds share their keto-friendly snacks, recipes

  What are your restaurant pet peeves? The Taste Buds share their cuisine concerns

  Citywide Twinsburg parking restriction creates confusion during graduation party season

  Taste Buds discuss food trends that are sticking around or on their way out

  Are your kitchen knives sharp? The Taste Buds give tips on how to best care for your tools

  Distraught Hudson family issues safe-sleep warning after losing newborn

  Hudson family shares tragic story of infant death in light of sleeper recall

  Wheels on popular BOB strollers are coming off while parents are running, but no recalls have been issued

  Jogging strollers injuring parents, children but BOB resists recall

  Testing and trashing popular kitchen gadgets with the Taste Buds

  Let your weekend sip away with artisanal gin cocktails: Cleveland Cooks

2 new Cleveland Heights restaurants by Chef Doug Katz, of Fire Food & Drink, opening soon

  What’s the best food your mother makes? The Taste Buds have ideas on how to treat her on Mother’s Day

  Cleveland Cooks: An irresistible trio of rotisserie chicken recipes

Taste Buds: Gin is in

Family swaps flu shots for essential oils. Is it safe?

  Taste Buds make your favorite handmade pastas