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

  Here’s how renowned chefs are using their platforms for social change; today on Taste Buds

  When is the last time you cleaned out your dryer hose?

  Dangerous house fires caused by something many homeowners don’t check

  How hot do you like it? The Taste Buds are talking hot sauce

  Beef Tartare from Urban Farmer with awesome relish on Cleveland Cooks

  Is it too soon for pumpkin spice? The Taste Buds weigh in on everything pumpkin spice

  Cleveland Cooks: Felice Urban Cafe, where the food is almost too pretty to eat.

Pass the breath mints! The Taste Buds are talking about this weekend’s garlic and pickle festivals

  From the pan to the palate: Mallorca dishes delicious paella, and shrimp with garlic sauce

  What do you do with your garden tomatoes? The Taste Buds are talking tomato recipes

  Cleveland Cooks: Refreshed Ohio City Pizzeria making a difference in West Side neighborhood

  Chef Doug Katz shares details on his 2 new restaurants in Cleveland Heights on Taste Buds

  Cleveland fried chicken heating up menu at Tremont’s trendy Hi and Dry: Cleveland Cooks

  Say cheese! What is your favorite type of cheese? The Taste Buds share their picks

  Cleveland Cooks: Asian Lantern Festival cooks up full-flavored gyoza dumplings

  What’s your favorite tequila drink? Margaritas aren’t the only choice from the Taste Buds

  Old Brooklyn shop churning out 2,800 pounds of cheese per month: Cleveland Cooks

  Taste Buds: The trio takes a blind taste test to challenge their palates

  Jalapeno inspired burger available at the Thirsty Dog East Bank for Cleveland Burger Week

  Hatfield’s Goode Grub food truck is making something dangerous for the Bridgestone Senior Players Tournament

  What’s your favorite ballpark food? It’s the MLB All-Star Game edition of Taste Buds

3 Cleveland-born baseball players helped build American League

  Team of chefs on hand to feed thousands during All-Star week

  Cleveland Cooks whips up a marinade for ribs, slaw or sausage with Progressive Field Executive Chef

  What’s a seemingly simple kitchen task that you can’t grasp? The Taste Buds confess their cooking ‘gaps’

  Reinvent breakfast with Town Hall’s scrumptious sweet potato pancakes

  What is your favorite food to BBQ? Share your BBQ secrets with the Taste Buds

  Cleveland Cooks makes Duck Ballentine at Osso Restaurant in Geauga County

  Have you tried the keto diet? The Taste Buds share their keto-friendly snacks, recipes

  What are your restaurant pet peeves? The Taste Buds share their cuisine concerns