Jen DeSalvo Biography
Jen DeSalvo is an American Anchor and Reporter working for WMAQ-TV NBC 5 Chicago in Illinois as a traffic and news reporter. Prior to joining the station in the year 2017, she worked for WGN Radio.
Jen DeSalvo Age
DeSalvo was born in Chicago, Illinois, United States. However, she likes to keep her personal life private hence she has not yet disclosed the date, month, or year she was born, but she might be in her late 30s, judging from her appearance.
Jen DeSalvo Height
DeSalvo stands at an approximate height of 5 feet and 5 inches.
Jen DeSalvo Family
DeSalvo has managed to keep her personal life away from the limelight hence she has not disclosed any information about her parents. It is also not known if DeSalvo has any siblings.
Jen DeSalvo Husband
DeSalvo is very private about her personal life therefore it is not known if she is in any relationship. There are also no rumors of DeSalvo being in any past relationship with anyone. However, on her Instagram Page, she often posts her photos alongside a guy, whom she usually tags his account (@thebeginning01). On his Instagram page, she posted DeSalvo’s photo on August 4, 2012, and captioned it “That’s my momma!”. DeSalvo likes spending her spare time with her 2 dogs (scroll down this page to see information about her dogs), or running.
Jen DeSalvo Net Worth
DeSalvo has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million and $5 Million which she has earned through her successful career as an Anchor and Reporter.
Jen DeSalvo Salary
DeSalvo earns an annual salary ranging from $ 45,000 – $ 110,500.
Jen DeSalvo Career and Education
DeSalvo is a proud alumnus of Purdue University and Roosevelt University. She graduated from Roosevelt University with a Master’s Degree. DeSalvo serves at NBC Chicago – WMAQ as a news and traffic reporter. She joined the station as a traffic anchor and held that role only for a year. Before joining WAQ, DeSalvo worked for WGN Radio 720 in Chicago, Illinois as a news anchor.
During her time at WGN, she took part in different projects, such as being featured on podcasts and making appearances on Nude Hippo TV, a show that used to be broadcast on NBC 5. Before going to WGN Radio, she served at WLS-AM 890 in Chicago, Illinois as a traffic anchor and news reporter. DeSalvo has also worked for WLS FM in Chicago, Illinois as a host.
As a college student, DeSalvo began her journey in journalism as a print journalist for Suburban Chicago News, which is part of the Chicago Sun-Times. In her senior year at Purdue University, she expanded her skills by working as a freelance radio news reporter for the Associated Press. After graduating, her initial job took her behind the scenes at WBBM Newsradio 780 in Chicago, Illinois. This experience served as the starting point for her career with Shadow Traffic/Metro Networks, where she worked as a traffic, news, and weather anchor on TV and radio stations across 7 different markets. After that, she joined WLS FM, and then WLS-AM, then WGN, and finally NBC Chicago.
Besides being a journalist, DeSalvo is also an ultramarathon runner and philanthropist. She is no stranger to the Chicago Marathon, having finished it 8 times. Her achievements extend beyond, with over 50 ultra-marathons under her belt, including two 100-mile races. Outside of her running feats, she dedicates her free time to being a running coach for both the Girls on the Run and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Jen DeSalvo NBC 5 Chicago – WMAQ-TV
DeSalvo is working at WMAQ-TV where she works alongside other famous WMAQ-TV meteorologists, anchors, and reporters including;
- Mike Berman
- Jeff Blanzy
- Marion Brooks
- Evrod Cassimy
- Kate Chappell
- Lisa Chavarria
- Steve Dolinsky
- Christian Farr
- Patrick Fazio
Jen DeSalvo Dogs
DeSalvo has 2 dogs, Daisy and Loki (rescue), and are both the Welsh Corgi breed. She has opened Instagram platforms for each dog – @lokidokeycorgi and @daisycardigancorgi. It evident on DeSalvo’s social media platforms that she really loves her 2 dogs, and she likes spending her spare time with them.
Jen DeSalvo Social Media Platforms
She is active on her social media accounts and is often seen posting on her Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. She has over 2.9K followers on Instagram.