Jen Lada Biography
|Date of Birth:||1981 , January-14|
|Age:||40 years old|
|Birth Nation:||United States of America|
|Birth Name||Jen Lada|
|Salary||$ 85,000 Anuualy|
|Eye Color||Brown eyes|
Jen Lada, an American journalist/anchor, is known for her work with ESPN. She has contributed to several shows in ESPN like College GameDay, Sportscenter, Mike and Mike, Baseball Tonight, and other shows.
She is also known as the wife of a popular sportscaster and a former Sports Center anchor Dario Melendez.
Happily Married To Dario Melendez
Jen Lada is a married woman. She is married to former sportscaster Dario Melendez. The couple is happily married and has two children together. Dario Melendez is the former SportsCenter anchor. The couple exchanged their wedding vows on October 2, 2017. The couple shared their photographs from their wedding on their social media.
Just a couple of months after their marriage, Lada took to her Instagram announcing she was pregnant with the couple's first child. She flaunted her growing baby bump in a photograph where she wrote "This tiny tenant has been a champ all season long!" in the caption. Here is the post.
On February 12, 2018, Jen and her husband Melendez welcomed their baby daughter, whom they named Layla.
Meanwhile, Jen hinted she is pregnant with the couple's second child in an Instagram post on 1st November 2019. Back then, she shared a photo of her and her children sitting in a toy scooter. She wrote, "When you’re very very pregnant and docs restrict your activity but you don’t want to miss Trick or Treating with your gang" in the caption. She hasn't revealed anything more about her pregnancy.
Previously, Jen was married to Sean Reti, with whom, she tied the knot in 2006. The couple gave birth to a son, Chase in 2009 before going through a divorce.
Jen Lada's Net Worth and Salary
Jen Lada has a net worth of around $1 million. Information about Jen's income and salary is yet to be revealed publicly.
Meanwhile, 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.
Lada Is a Chicago, Illinois Born
Jen Lada was born on 14th January 1981, in Chicago, Illinois, US. 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 Marquette University. She graduated at the age of 22 and then did a year's non-paid sports internship. Jen used to waitress so she could afford to pay her bills.
Jen Lada's Career In Sports Journalism
Jen Lada is ESPN's contributor to digital platforms and College GameDay. She is a part of the Department of Highlights in ESPN and conducts interviews and previews for Headlines segments.
Jen Lada also contributes to Mike and Mike and the 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 a half years in the Chicago area. There she worked on White Sox pro and Bears sports beat.
Besides being a sports journalist, Jen is also an avid baseball fan. Jen's favorite team is the Chicago Cubs. Talking about her hobbies, Jen loves to watch movies and her all-time favorite movies are The Life is Beautiful and The Princess Bride.