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’s Little Italy struggles to adapt to new restrictions in tight quarters

  University Hospitals testing frontline workers and first responders for COVID antibodies

Market Garden Brewery and Nighttown set to open July 1

  Restaurants still short-staffed, unable to maximize on limited capacity

  Patients seeking travel advice from doctors this summer

Yours Truly Restaurant’s Valley View location closes for 2 weeks after positive COVID-19 test

Lakewood Truck Park opens today with 8,000 square feet of outdoor dining

  Healthy Restart Playbook offered by University Hospitals as free resource for employers

  Colossal Cupcakes doubling down on downtown with second location

  Minority-owned businesses hoping to bounce back with support, pay it forward

  New ghost restaurant offers contactless experience with menu designed for take out

  Food vendors work on a ‘side hustle’ to create more revenue amid social distancing restrictions

  Parents of autistic children have new option for safe, in-person therapy this summer

Child psychologist: Don’t take your kids with you to a protest in Cleveland

  Popular Asiatown neighborhood restaurant closes up shop, denied life-saving PPP loan

  High demand and long waits for backyard equipment and furniture

  Mayfield Heights dentist using a laser to drastically reduce COVID-19 exposure during visits

  Ohio wineries offering plenty of space for social distancing and controlled dining environment

  University Hospitals and EMS crews urging heart patients to seek medical attention and not avoid ERs

  Special events business at a standstill despite re-opening of the hospitality industry

  Patio dining opens up in Ohio with soft seating removed, disposable menus

Hair and nail salons, barbershops among personal care businesses permitted to reopen in Ohio on Friday

  You don’t have to hoard red meat in Ohio

  Honey Hut working around tight quarters, eliminating equipment to serve essential comfort food

  Gov. DeWine says Ohio hair salons, barbershops can reopen May 15

  Latin restaurants around Cleveland hoping for big sales on Cinco de Mayo to make up for lost business

  Meals for Northeast Ohio’s caregivers providing a lifeline for restaurants, support for frontline workers

  Environmental cleaning services recommend pros prep businesses before reopening

  Huron farm first food supplier to use air purification system in hopes of reducing COVID-19 spread

  New guidelines for treatment of breast cancer patients during COVID-19