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

  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

  Restaurant owners hope installing UV sanitization in HVAC systems will help avoid shutdown

  Local innovation out of Nela Park uses UV light to sanitize businesses

  Northeast Ohio father volunteers for COVID-19 vaccine trial after his 4-year-old son contracts novel coronavirus

University Hospitals remaining confident, hopeful while analyzing results of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine trial

  Hotel occupancy, bed tax revenue down significantly in Cuyahoga County during COVID-19 pandemic

  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