Jen Lada is a contributor to ESPN’s digital platforms and to ESPN’s College GameDay. She conducts interviews and previews for Headlines segments and is part of ESPN’s Department of Highlights. She also creates content for ESPN Radio’s digital platforms and contributes to SportsCenter and Mike and Mike.
In September 2016, Lada was named a Features reporter for College GameDay. She regularly files stories for the popular Saturday morning college football pregame show.
Since joining the company in July 2015, Lada has also made guest host appearances on a variety of ESPN Radio and television shows, including Baseball Tonight.
Prior to ESPN, Lada was an anchor and reporter for two and a half years in the Chicago area for Comcast SportsNet. At CSN Chicago, she was the reporter on the Bears and White Sox pro sports beats. She also anchored SportsNet Central and was the host of High School Lights, White Sox pre- and postgame shows, and the trivia show Beer Money.
Lada previously worked as a reporter and anchor for WITI-TV in Milwaukee and WREX-TV in Rockford, Ill. At WITI, she earned the Best Sportscast 1st Place honor in 2011 from the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association. In addition, her story about a Milwaukee woman who ran across the United States to raise awareness for Multiple Sclerosis was named Best Feature 1st Place by the Milwaukee Press Club.
A native of Spring Grove, Ill., Lada graduated from Marquette University’s College of Communications with a degree in Broadcast Electronics.
Away from work, Lada is an endurance athlete, cyclist and runner. She has run the Chicago Marathon three times and completed dozens of triathlons.