Jen is an award winning broadcast journalist from Chicago. She started in radio and eventually moved to television where she was a reporter and news anchor. She won an Emmy for her on-camera reporting for CBS. After her father (broadcaster and journalist Tim Weigel) died of a brain tumor in 2001, she decided life was too short to shiver on an overpass reporting, “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. She’s written three 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 fourth book is being released in March of 2017.
She worked with the Chicago Tribune from 2010 to 2015 as a columnist (“Lessons for Life”), and a reporter (lifestyles, travel, food and the Remarkable Woman column.) She now hosts “Conversations with Weigel: A Series Exploring Spiritual Enlightenment” at the Wilmette Theatre once a month, interviewing authors and gurus from across the country. Her podcast “I’m Spiritual, Dammit!” is one of the most popular podcasts for WGN-plus and can be heard here.
Jen also hosts “Friday Funnies” at The Willmette Theatre, 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.
Jenniffer (yes, there are two f’s because her mom tried to be original) is also a fan of visiting book clubs. If you’re interested in having her come to your living room (and don’t mind her drinking some of your wine) send her an email: email@example.com