Born and raised in Idaho Falls, Jen Austin returns home after living in St. George, Utah, where she worked as a morning co-host on Fox News radio.
Jen has worked as a features writer, crime writer, political writer and investigative reporter. She was the sports editor at the Park Record in Park City, Utah, covering pre-Olympic qualifiers and local sports. She later worked as the managing editor for Today in Dixie and executive editor for The Davis County Clipper.
In 2010, Jen founded St. George News, the largest online news site in Washington County, Utah.
Jen is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists and previous board member for the Utah Headliners Chapter. She is a former United States Air Force police officer.
She is the current Mrs. Idaho United States and is competing in the Mrs. United States pageant in July 2014.
She is a motivational speaker and author. Her second book, a teen paranormal romance, is due out this year. She is a proud mother of four boys, including her German shepherd, Ruger.