Resides In

Nashville, Tennessee


Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism


Healthcare and Personal Finance

Company Info


  • 20+ years experience in journalism
  • Work has appeared in The Washington Post, Prevention,, and Health, among others
  • Medical integrity fact-checker for, Greatist, PsychCentral, Bezzy, and Levels Health


Jennifer Chesak is a freelance medical journalist, editor, and fact-checker with more than two decades of experience and bylines in several national publications. Her coverage focuses on the pandemic, chronic health issues, medical rights, healthcare, healthcare finance, and the scientific evidence around health and wellness trends. Her work has appeared in The Washington Post, Prevention, Verywell,, Health, Real Simple, The Daily Beast, Runner's World, and Greatist, among others. She also writes for various biotech startups and telehealth platforms. In addition to reporting, she serves as a freelance manuscript editor and teaches copyediting and media studies at Belmont University.


Jennifer received her masters in journalism from Northwestern University's Medill School. She earned a bachelors degree from Minnesota State University Moorhead with a dual major in mass communications and English literature with an emphasis on creative writing.

Quote from Jennifer Lee Chesak

My goal is to provide you with the information you need to know right now surrounding healthcare and its intersection with personal finance in a way that's easy to understand and digest.