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

  Record-setting year for visitors setting Cleveland up for a quicker recovery from COVID hospitality losses

  Owner of vacant Cleveland building issued strict orders from housing court to improve the property soon

  Restaurants, bars struggling with availability and pricing of PPE and disinfectant

  Ohio alcohol retailers continue to see uptick in sales during pandemic

Marble Room set to reopen in November for 1st time since pandemic

  To-go cocktails permanently legal, with 2 big changes, in Ohio now after Gov. Mike DeWine signs HB 669

  Cleveland Outpost makes outdoor recreation more accessible during pandemic

  COVID-related complaints about bars and restaurants in Lake, Lorain, Cuyahoga, Summit counties steady in September

  3 Cleveland bars issued fines or suspensions for COVID-related citations

  Majority of children suffer from mental health conditions during Covid times

  CMSD adding DrumFIT cardio program to gym class upon return to in-person learning

  New, affordable high speed internet access being installed in 5 Cleveland neighborhoods

  Buckeye neighborhood fights to get condemned building down, new owner wants to refurbish and develop

  Attorney Tim Misny offering expertise to parents who are being asked to sign waivers upon their children’s return to the classroom

  Northeast Ohio school nurses face more responsibilities, expanded roles during COVID-19 pandemic

  Lockkeepers sets reopening date, to hire up to 50 Northeast Ohio employees

  Volunteerism taking a substantial hit, as hunger relief need in Northeast Ohio doubles

  Cuyahoga Falls City Schools works with Local 1 to keep bus drivers working, students safe

  Tools and apps to keep kids motivated and on track during virtual learning

  Ohio teachers get free virtual suicide prevention training for distance learning

  New safety feature on Parma school buses installed to prevent drivers from passing during stops will damage vehicles

  Back-to-school flu shots provide big benefit in fight against Covid-19, Northeast Ohio pharmacist says

  Akron Public Schools, CMSD provide pick up times for students on free meal plans during distance learning

  North Coast Education Services setting up small group learning plans for families

  Avon Lake City Schools prepping teachers with online workshops for virtual learning

  Parents are buying up electronics and school supplies to create work spaces at home

  Great Lakes Science Center Learning Lab has capacity to help hundreds of school-aged kids each day

  North Ridgeville private school to take learning outside to bring kids back safely

  Ohio virtual academies hiring teachers as interest skyrockets during pandemic

  Show your young kids this 4 minute video before they go back to school, day care in Northeast Ohio