As a young girl, Jen watched the evening news and dreamed of one day being a reporter. Many years later, her first job as a television news anchor was on the very channel she grew up watching and she later worked at the daily newspaper in her hometown.

Jen has worked as a features writer, crime writer, political writer and investigative reporter. She was the sports editor covering pre-Olympic qualifiers and local sports. She later worked as the managing editor for Today in Dixie and executive editor for The Davis County Clipper. In 2010, she founded St. George News, the largest online news site in Washington County, Utah.