Jen is an award winning broadcast journalist from Chicago. She started in radio doing everything from traffic to sports and eventually moved to television where she was a reporter and news anchor. She won an Emmy for her on-camera reporting for CBS. Then she decided life was too short to file reports while shivering on an overpass telling people, “It’s cold outside. Back to you.” She started her own production company and hosted the Emmy nominated food and wine show called “Taste” for NBC in Chicago. When that ended, she started writing books: “Stay Tuned”,“I’m Spiritual, Dammit!” and “This Isn’t the Life I Ordered.” They are all listed under the “books” tab on this website.
Her column,”Lessons for Life” ran in the Chicago Tribune from 2010-2014. She was Executive Producer of video content for the Tribune, along with contributing to lifestyles, travel, food and the Remarkable Woman column from 2010-2015. She now hosts “Conversations with Weigel” at the Wilmette Theatre once a month, where she interviews authors and gurus from across the country, as well as “Friday Funnies” which features local comedians the first Friday of every month.
She is available for media coaching, event hosting and public speaking, and now runs Weigel Productions, which creates videos and TV shows.
Jen is also a fan of visiting book clubs, so if you’re interested in having her come to your living room and drink your wine, send her an email.