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

  Outdoor spectator sports return to Northeast Ohio this summer

  Cleveland Orchestra’s return to Blossom and new streaming app is music to the ears of its supporters

  Memphis Kiddie Park readies their rides for the 1st time in 18 months

  Thirsty Parrot is reopened and ready to serve safely this baseball season

Beachclub Pizza Bistro celebrates 20 years in business and surviving the pandemic

  Parma’s Shiloh Middle School students happy and inspired upon returning to in-person special classes

  Future of live music in Northeast Ohio will likely be a hybrid experience

  New Bluetooth technology gives UH cardiologists the ability to listen to patients’ hearts from anywhere

  Lake Metroparks Farmpark reopens for the first time since November

  Funeral home operators and employees relieved to be next up on Ohio’s vaccination list

  Northeast Ohio mom discovers heart failure in her 30s was result of common childhood illness

  Ohio avoids the ‘twindemic’ that health officials feared

  Food for Life Market provides fresh, healthy food at no cost to Portage County University Hospitals patients

  New report finds toxic heavy metals still present in popular baby food brands

  Pandemic dating in Cleveland: Video dates embraced; political beliefs more important than ever

  Thousands of student athletes are getting shut out of college sports due to the pandemic

  COVID restrictions changing college recruiting of high school student athletes

  New shock wave technology heals diabetics’ feet faster

  Minority participants of COVID vaccine trial trust the science and encourage others not to fear the vaccine

  Local patient’s double lung transplant spared him from a more severe case of COVID.

  168 locally-owned Cuyahoga County restaurants receive $10,000 grants

Here’s who bought Nighttown in Cleveland Heights

Countless toys went untested by federal inspectors during the pandemic

  Raw material shortages will continue to cause long delays and higher prices for Clevelanders’ home improvement projects

  Solon company applies for emergency use of its super-pulsed laser therapy for critically ill Covid patients

Cleveland Chef Dante Boccuzzi starts construction on new East 4th Street restaurant (renderings)

  Jeremy Piven is in Cleveland to help save ‘one of the best clubs in the country’

  As COVID-19 changes the Santa Claus experience in 2020, here’s how Mr. Kringle is keeping the magic alive in Northeast Ohio

  Clinical insomnia up 37% during pandemic and it’s expected to get worse

  Michael Symon to close slew of Northeast Ohio restaurants amid COVID-19