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

  The best beer pairings for the holidays with Northeast Ohio restaurant Der Braumeister and the Taste Buds

17 ways to give locally with Cleveland food for the holidays

Lettuce grown hydroponically in Northeast Ohio is essentially ‘E. coli proof’ so go back to eating salads

  What’s your favorite item on a party platter? The Taste Buds discuss meat and cheese trays

  Restaurant industry pioneer Lidia Bastianich joins the Taste Buds; Edible Cleveland previews winter issue

  Rage yoga, Ohio rage rooms give people place to work out their anger

  Rage therapy: Harnessing anger to find relief and relaxation

  How are you preparing your Thanksgiving turkey? The Taste Buds have you covered

  Is Cleveland’s ‘Restaurant Week’ worth it? Share your thoughts with the Taste Buds

  Cleveland Cooks: Ironwood’s gastropub cooking creates ultimate fried bologna sandwich

  Do you know where your seafood comes from? The Taste Buds discuss where fish is sourced from

Euclid waitress gets $1,070 tip at Mama Catena Vino e’Cucina

  Cleveland Cooks: Sharing is optional when it comes to Sapphire Creek’s baked Alaska

  Breast cancer patients using their breath to save their hearts

  Breast cancer patients protecting their hearts from long term damage

  ‘Jeopardy!’ contestants share stories and words of support on Alex Trebek’s diagnosis

  Northeast Ohio ‘Jeopardy!’ contestants weigh in on show’s future amid Alex Trebek’s battle with cancer

  Where are you getting your clambake this season? The Taste Buds have tips to do your own

  Cleveland Cooks: Emerald Necklace offers up piping hot New England clam chowder recipe

  Post-breast cancer breakthrough: repairing patients’ nerve damage

Do you share your food? The Taste Buds talk about how people split their food up

  Cleveland Cooks: Spice Acres’ shiitake oat burgers are a plant-based dream for aspiring vegetarians

  More than 30,000 patients can now avoid open heart surgery and recover quicker

  Heart patients can avoid surgery, recover in a week not months

  What is your favorite apple? It’s harvest season with the Taste Buds

  Cleveland Cooks: Battery Park’s Good Company chicken wings are better than good

  Is fine dining dead? The Taste Buds discuss with chefs Thomas Keller and Daniel Boulud

All the new things to eat and drink at the renovated Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse

  Croatian president pays a visit to Valley View and spars with UFC champ Stipe Miocic

  How to spot a counterfeit water filter