Over the course of her career, Jennifer Oko has been a network news producer, a documentary filmmaker, a freelance print journalist, and an author. Jennifer has been a producer for CBS News The Early Show, where she was involved in the making of morning television from the sublime to the surreal. She covered subjects ranging from celebrity profiles to stories about wounded soldiers returning from Iraq and debilitating medical disorders. She also reported on numerous unforgettable events such as rattlesnake roundups, school bus demolition derbies, and wife-carrying contests.
Jennifer's writing has been published in a variety of magazines, including The New York Times Magazine, New York Magazine, Maxim and Allure. She received a master's degree from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism. A native New Yorker, Jennifer now lives in Washington, DC, with her husband Michael Oko, their son Jasper, who loves monkeys, and their daughter Laila, who was born just a few weeks after GLOSS was published. Jennifer is currently at work on her next novel, tentatively titled HEAD CASE.