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 a motivational speaker and author. She is a proud mother of two boys, including her German shepherd, Ruger.