Jen Royle is a 13-year, Emmy Award winning professional sports reporter who has successfully transitioned into a personal chef and business owner. A finalist on Season 3 of ABC's hit cooking series, The Taste, Jen fought her way into the Top 5, was one of three home cooks out of the 16 contestants, and finished in front of nine professional chefs.
She recently published her second cookbook "Dare To Taste" and is a personal chef in her hometown of Boston.
Prior to appearing on The Taste, she was the host of BostonHerald.com's popular web series,"Talk Of The Town," a weekly video segment where she highlighted some of professional sports' top athletes.
Jen also helped launch The Boston Herald's internet radio venture, Herald Radio, as the co-host of "Sports Town" during weekday afternoons.
Along with being active in charity work in Boston, Jen hosted her own Saturday sports show on WEEI Sport Radio (The Jen Royle Show) before joning the Boston Herald. Prior to that, she co-hosted on WEEI's "Dennis & Callahan," CBS Radio’s 98.5 The Sports Hub, and has made guest appearances on Comcast Sports New England.
During the 2012 MLB season, Jen brought her talents national when she hosted ESPN's "Baseball Today" podcast on ESPN.com and was a baseball columnist for SB Nation Boston.
Before returnig to Boston, Jen covered the Baltimore Ravens for CBS Radio’s 105.7 "The Fan" in Baltimore Maryland as well as the Baltimore Orioles for both “The Fan” and the Mid Atlantic Sports Network (MASN). Jen was brought to Baltimore from New York City in April of 2010 to report on the visiting clubhouses at both Camden Yards and Nats Park for MASN-TV and to act as CBS Radio's field reporter for the O's and Ravens. In 2011, Jen co-hosted "Baltimore Baseball Tonight," the Orioles daily pregame show, live from Camden Yards, as well as "Ravens Game day Uncensored," the Ravens pregame show, across from M&T Bank Stadium on game days.
During her time with MASN in 2010, Jen's exclusive on-camera interviews included Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr., Dodgers manager Joe Torre and Dodgers’ hitting coach Don Mattingly, Phillies manager Charlie Manuel, American League MVP Josh Hamilton, David Price (AL starting pitcher in the 2010 All Star Game), 2009 Rookie of the Year Andrew Bailey, Edwin Jackson (no-hitter), and many more. She also hosted the "Adam Dunn Video Blog” on MASNsports.com, a bi-monthly segment with the Washington Nationals’ slugger, and appeared on-set on both the Orioles and Nationals live pregame shows at their respective ballparks. She also appeared on “The Lavar Arrington Show” on the CW50 as well as “The John Riggins Show” on MASN.
While working at “The Fan,” Jen provided daily Orioles’ reports live from both Camden Yards and the Ravens complex and co-hosted various shows throughout the year including the afternoon drive show which was simulcast on MASN.
In 2011, her second year covering the NFL, she conducted exclusive interviews with play-makers such as Anquan Boldin, Ray Lewis, Derrick Mason, Terrell Suggs, Joe Flacco and Ray Rice.
Prior to her time in Baltimore, Jen was most known for her long-time reporting on the New York Yankees from 2003-2009 where she conducted exclusive interviews with a multitude of Major League newsmakers. Her most noteworthy subjects included Gary Sheffield in his first return to Yankee Stadium as a Detroit Tiger; Terry Francona, following the Boston manager’s 2004 and 2007 championship seasons; Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson; Alex Rodriguez, addressing his 10-year Yankees contract; and Texas Rangers’ Josh Hamilton talking candidly about his memorable 2008 season. In addition, Jen has written, reported and produced on-camera features for the Yankees Pre Game Show and was a live sideline reporter for Women’s Professional Softball, both on the YES Network.
Jen has been a live guest on ESPN several times, in-studio and on field, sharing her in-depth knowledge of the New York Yankees. In 2007, Jennifer’s exclusive report on Sheffield’s reaction to the Yankees picking up his option with the sole intent to trade him was recognized on ESPN’s Sportscenter.
In 2008, the last year of the original Yankee Stadium, Jen covered the memorable 2008 Mid-Summer Classic in the Bronx where she conducted exclusive camera interviews for the YES Network with David Wright of the Mets, Yankees GM Brian Cashman, Mariano Rivera of the Yankees and Jason Varitek of the Boston Red Sox.
During her two seasons with Sirius-XM’s Baseball Channel in 2008 and 2009, Jen covered the New York Mets and Yankees as well as their opponents, which included the '08 World Champion Phillies and the American League Champion Rays. Jen was also frequently heard live from Yankee Stadium and Citi Field giving in-game reports and reaction.
It was after the Yankees' memorable 2009 World Series Championship when Jen accepted a new position in Baltimore. Two years later, Jen decided to return home to Boston in April of 2012 to spend time with her family and integrate herself into the Boston sports scene.