Jen Lada Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 10 Nov, 2017
Facts of Jen Lada
Date of Birth: 1981 , January-14
Age: 38 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Name Jen Lada
Birth Name Jen Lada
Nick Name Jen
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Chicago
Ethnicity White
Profession Journalist
Working For ESPN
Salary $ 85,000 Anuualy
Eye Color Brown eyes
Hair Color Brown
Face Color White
Affair with N/A
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Jen Lada, an American journalist/ anchor, is known for her work with ESPN. She has contributed in several shows in ESPN like College GameDay, Sportscenter, Mike and Mike, Baseball Tonight, and other shows.
She is the wife of popular sportscaster and a former Sports Center anchor Dario Melendez. 

Early Life and Education

Jen Lada was born on 14th January 1981 in Chicago, US. She is a journalist who works for the ESPN channel.  Jen Lada earned fame from her work in Sports Journalism.

Jen Lada grew up in Spring Grove, Illinois, with her parents and three siblings.  She was Interested in the field of journalism from a young age later chose to Broadcast Electronics. 

Jen Lada has a degree in Broadcast Electronics from the Marquette University. She graduated at the age of 22 and then did a year non-paid sports internship. Jen used to waitress so she could afford to pay her bills.


Jen Lada is ESPN's contributor to digital platforms and College GameDay. She is a part of Department of Highlights in ESPN and conducts interviews and previews for Headlines segments.

Jen Lada also contributes to Mike and Mike and SportsCenter. She is also a content creator on ESPN Radio's digital platforms.

Jen Lada joined ESPN in July 2015. Before this, she worked as a reporter and an anchor for Comcast SportsNet for two and half years in the Chicago area.  There she worked on White Sox pro and Bears sports beat. 

Personal Life

Jen Lada is a married man. She is married to former sportscaster Dario Melendez. The couple has happily married and has a son together. 

When Newsweek's Lucy Westcott broke the eye-opening article about sexual harassment that both men and women face in the journalism industry, Jen Lada added her experience with sexual harassment with 22 coherent tweets on August 22nd, 2016. 

Jen's favorite team is the Chicago Cubs and her all-time favorite movies are 'The Life is Beautiful' and 'The Princess Bride.  She loves summer and cherishes her family's tradition of going out for dinner on St. Patrick's Day. 

Net Worth and Body Measurements

ESPN reportedly pays its reporters 76% higher than the national average for all reporters in the US which is $38,000 annually. The network pays an hourly $41 or $ 85,000 per year. Jen Lada is a significant contributor and content creator on ESPN.  She is 5 feet 7-inch tall lady with a pleasant appearance.