Jen Lada is an American journalist who currently works for ESPN. She has served as a host and also as a contributor for its flagship programs Baseball Tonight and College Gameday. In addition, Lada is also a content creator for the network’s digital platforms.
The 38 years old journalist Jen is a married woman. She shared the wedding vows with her longtime boyfriend Dario Melendez. Together the couple shares two adorable children.
Who Is Jen Lada? Bio
Jen Lada was born on 14th January 1981 in Chicago under the birth sign Capricorn. Lada was raised in Chicago, Illinois by her parents along with her three siblings. Unlike other celebrity, Jen has not shared the information about her family.
Lada went to the Marian Central Catholic High School. There she was well known for being a standout on the school’s cross country and track teams. Moreover, Lada also received a scholarship to study at Marquette University from where she graduated with a degree in broadcast journalism.
While attending the University, Lada worked on the local paper and was also affiliated with a sorority house. Even Lada said that it stopped her from getting homesick.
Who Is Jen Lada’s Husband?
The 38 years old journalist Jen Lada is enjoying a happy married life along with her husband Dario Melendez, who is the former ESPN anchor. The lovebirds tied the knot in September 2017 in New York. In their wedding, Landa looked beautiful on her white gown whereas Dario wore a black suit and a bow tie.
Jen shared the good news of their wedding through her Instagram account. Moreover, the couple’s friends including Chad Maxon and Jacki Bezak also wished Jen and her husband on their wedding day. As of now the husband and wife are living a happy married life. From their loving relationship, the pair share a child.
Lada confirmed her pregnancy via Instagram flaunting her baby bump on 7th January 2018. After a month, Jen gave birth to a baby girl Layla on 12th February 2018. Current the Jen and her spouse are enjoying each other’s company and they are living a happy married life.
Lada’s Previous Relationship
Before getting married to Dario, Jen Lada was married to Sean Reti to whom she met at University. Eventually after their first met the couple began dating and got engaged on 29th July 2006. The couple shared the wedding vows in a small ceremony which was attended by their close friends and family.
After three years of their marriage, the former husband and wife welcome their child, a son Chase in January 2009. However, their relationship did not work out well so they parted their ways. However, the exact date and reason for their divorce are unknown to the media.
Sexual Harassment At The Job Interview:
On her first interview to work as a journalist, Jen became the victim of sexual harassment. On 22nd August 2016, she revealed through her Twitter account about the day when she became the victim.
Instead of the hotel where Lada was scheduled to stay, the interviewer took off his pant and was deeply drunk and drove her to his home. She refused to join him in the pool realizing the man’s intention. Later, Lara rejected to join the job.
What Is Jen Lada’s Net Worth?
Jen Lada amesses a handsome amount of money through her successful career. Her net worth is around $1 Million as of 2019. She summons a colossal amount of money from her career as an anchor and sportscaster just like Kay Adams, and Leeann Tweeden. Working as a sports correspondent, Lada earns an average salary of around $50000 per annum.
In addition in 2015, she joined ESPN where Darren M. Haynes also worked as a sports anchor. Lada works on shows like ESPN’s Highlights, Mike and Mike and SportsCenter. From her successful career, Jen won the Best Sportscast 1st Place honor award by the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association for her work in WITI-TV.