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SAG/AFTRA performer since 2009

Broadcast Experience

  • Cumulus Media
    • 94.7 WLS FM Afternoon Show Co-Host & Traffic Anchor, Social Media Manager
    • WLS-AM 890Morning Show Traffic Anchor & Personality, Social Media Manager, Web News Writer/Editor/Content Creator
    • Guest appearances on The Weather Channel
  • Clear Channel Media & Entertainment
    • Total Traffic Network – Account Executive, Broadcast Talent
  • Westwood One
    • Shadow Traffic/Metro Networks News & Traffic Broadcast Anchor (Radio & TV), Operations Producer and Editor
  • Newsweb Radio Company
    • Chicago’s Progressive TalkAdvertising Account Executive, Broadcast Talent
  • CBS Radio
    • WBBM Newsradio 780Marketing Intern, Marketing/Promotions Coordinator, Account Executive
  • Associated PressBroadcast News Correspondent
  • Suburban Chicago News (Joliet Herald) – Print News Correspondent


Roosevelt University
Master of Science in Integrated Marketing Communication
-Contributor to “The Torch,” RU’s newspaper

Purdue University
Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations
-Director of Communications for the Purdue Alumni Association Student Delegates
-Correspondent for Purdue newspaper

University of Michigan
HTML5 and CSS3 courses completed


  • Girls on the Run (Event Announcer, Program Coach)
  • Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (Mission Outreach Board)
    • Team In Training (Endurance Coach, Event Coordinator, Fundraiser)
  • Humane Society of the United States (Pit Bull Training Team rehabilitation program)
  • PAWS Chicago (Television Show Host, Spokesperson)


  • Video and audio editing and production
  • HTML5 and CSS3 comprehension and execution abilities
  • News writing (AP Style expertise)
  • Social Media branding and marketing
  • Analytics fluency and digital media planning

Video Work

Nude Hippo – Your Chicago Show 20th Anniversary Special

News-Related Videos

The Weather Channel Appearances

Local Features

Every week, morning show personality, Jen DeSalvo, releases a new video with Chicago area weekend events, traffic projects and transit information. Visit this link for the web articles with videos.

Radio Work

Print Work Links

Being on the Sober Side at Lollapalooza

Opening Weekend at U.S. Cellular – What You Need To Know…

City of Chicago Prepares for Lollapalooza

North Avenue Pedestrian Bridge Re-Opens in time for Holiday Weekend

Chicago Police Involved in Numerous Shootings _ WLS-AM 890 _ WLS-AM

Chicago Street Violence Highest in Years _ WLS-AM 890 _ WLS-AM

Chicagoans Reduce Waste “Significantly” with Checkout Bag Tax _ WLS-AM 890 _ WLS-AM

Creepy Clowns Sweep the City, but Not Really _ WLS-AM 890 _ WLS-AM

Distance Running Cubs Fans Write “Love Letter” to Chicago on Foot _ WLS-AM 890 _ WLS-AM

Good-bye Derrick Rose, Hello Dwayne Wade _ WLS-AM 890 _ WLS-AM

Hometown Hillary Wins Illinois _ WLS-AM 890 _ WLS-AM

IDOT Announces Roadwork Projects in Berwyn, Lyons, Summit, Stickney, Riverside and many more areas _ WLS-AM 890 _ WLS-AM

McDonald_s Moves Headquarters from Oak Brook to Chicago _ WLS-AM 890 _ WLS-AM

Schools Statewide Risk Losing Funds to Help the Chicago Public School District _ WLS-AM 890 _ WLS-AM

The Alley Chicago Closes after 40 Years _ WLS-AM 890 _ WLS-AM

The Chicago Cubs Win the World Series _ WLS-AM 890 _ WLS-AM

Traffic Tips for the Chicago Auto Show _ WLS-AM 890 _ WLS-AM

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