Jennifer L. “Jen” Royle is a former American sports reporter and writer best known for her work as a New York-based reporter for the MLB New York Yankees baseball club for the YES Network from 2003 to 2006. She is also a chef who has appeared on ABC’s The Taste and Food Network’s Beat Bobby Flay. After 13 years as a reporter, she decided to pursue a career as a chef.
Short Bio and Career
Jennifer L. Royle
Journalist, Chef, Sports Commentator
2003- 2019 (Reporter) 2018- Present (Chef)
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Family and Siblings
Francis K. (Frank) Royle (1945-2006)
Dianne (Borriello) Royle
Alfredo Borriello (Mother Side) Jim Kaat (Father Side)
Chris Royle Kevin Royle
Date of Birth:
3rd September 1974, Tuesday
Age (As in 2021):
47 Years Old
Mansfield, Massachusetts, United States
Mansfield High School
Salve Regina University (1992-1996)
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1. Boxing 2. Cooking
5 Feet 6 Inches
Shoe Size (Approx.):
Quotes & Books
Dare to Taste, Bullied Into Cooking
“I know I can do more than I ever could. I doubt myself less. I’ve never felt better.”
Her career began in 2003 when she was recruited as a clubhouse reporter by the YES Network, where she would be a regular announcer for the New York Yankees until 2006.
Her first interview was in a locker room at the old Yankee Stadium, where she would ask players questions after the Yankees vs. Red Sox game.
Royle chose to focus only on cooking after appearing in season three of the ABC cooking show The Taste.
She worked at Mario Batali’s Babbo in the Seaport before starting her own cooking business.
She began a new profession as a chef in January 2019 with the establishment of a restaurant in Boston.
Jen has three bulldogs: Truman, Polly, and Frances. She seems to be obsessed with bulldogs.
Jen Royle’s father died of lung cancer, and her grandmother died of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
When she heard Haymakers (a non-profit organization that raises funds for cancer research) held amateur boxing, she considered entering. Still, she had never fought before and only had four months to learn.
She landed powerful blows and moved like she’d been boxing for years, but her opponent won. Royle was disappointed, but that wasn’t the point: she’d raised nearly $8,000.
She has I Love You Dad tattooed on her left arm in memory of her father.