Jen Lask

Jen Lask joined the WCIA 3 team in May 2019. She’s thrilled to be sharing stories in her home state of Illinois.  

Storytelling has always played a prominent role in Jen’s life. Her love of the fine arts, combined with a passion for politics, led her to the University of Missouri, where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in journalism.

Upon graduation, Jen joined the morning team at Louisville’s NBC-affiliate, WAVE 3 News, earning an Emmy in 2015 for producing breaking news coverage. She then began working at FOX6 in Milwaukee in 2016, where she not only produced the top-rated 6 a.m. morning newscast, but also had the opportunity to field-produce political coverage. While living in Milwaukee, Jen also turned her passion for food into a blog called Chews and News, telling the stories behind the plates at various restaurants and farmers markets in Southeastern Wisconsin.

When Jen’s not covering a story for WCIA, you can find her exploring restaurants in Central Illinois, working on her golf game (she made a hole in one while playing in a rookie league!) and playing Broadway or Billy Joel on the piano.

If you have any story ideas to share, or simply want to recommend a new place to eat, feel free to reach out to Jen.

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