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

Cleveland butcher shop Saucisson can ‘meat’ your needs as grocery stores struggle to restock

Northeast Ohio party centers pivot to feed the community, keep people employed amid event cancellations

Great American Takeout campaign urging everyone in Northeast Ohio to order at least 1 meal to go today

Virtual tip jar started to support newly unemployed service industry workers in Northeast Ohio

  How Cleveland’s food trucks are trying to stay afloat amid social distancing and dining room shut downs in Ohio

7 ways to keep your kids excited about reading during the extended break

Clevelanders: There are thousands of pounds of prepared corned beef to order out for St. Patrick’s Day

7 places to order take-out in Lake County to support restaurants during the shut down

7 places to order take-out in Summit County to support restaurants during the shut down

Spice Kitchen + Bar in Cleveland’s Gordon Square closes; to reopen as new concept

  Slyman’s corned beef: You can still get it to go for St. Patrick’s Day

  9 things to do at home to keep your Northeast Ohio kids healthy and engaged in learning

  Restaurateurs speak out after restaurants, bars close indefinitely due to governor’s orders due to COVID-19 outbreak

  Cleveland dermatologist warns about DIY hand sanitizers amid coronavirus scare

  Fish fry season: The Taste Buds recreate a famous sauce for your at-home fish fries

  Cleveland Cooks: Nora’s Public House

  Popular heartburn medicine being linked to cases of specific cancers in growing number of lawsuits

  Lawsuits over recalled heartburn medication are piling up

  Taste Buds: maple syrup production

  Cleveland Cooks: Der Braumeister

Cleveland Clinic opens Northeast Ohio’s first food allergy center

  How will you celebrate Fat Tuesday? The best paczki and king cakes on Taste Buds

  City of Cleveland requests consultant to improve West Side Market

  Cardio implant device drastically improving the quality of life for heart failure patients

  Device smaller than a AA battery is giving new life to patients dealing with heart failure

Great Lakes Brewing Company Brew Pub reopens after 2-week refresher

  Executive chef from Progressive Field launches Go Buddha Meals, a plant-based foods delivery service

  What is the most romantic food? The Taste Buds are talking aphrodisiacs for Valentine’s Day

  Ohio heart disease patient confused cardiomyopathy with flu symptoms shares story

  Cleveland Cooks: Perfectly Imperfect Produce