Jan Jeffcoat

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Jan Jeffcoat
Born 1978 (age 35–36)
Columbia, South Carolina
Residence Chevy Chase, Maryland
Alma mater University of South Carolina, College of Journalism and Mass Communications (2000)
Occupation Television news anchor
Employer WUSA (TV)
Home town Greenville, South Carolina
Television 5, 7 and 11 p.m. newscasts on WUSA 9
Spouse(s) Matthew Kingsley
Children Kana Zen, a daughter (b. March 2012)
Website
janjeffcoat.com
Notes

Jan Jeffcoat is an evening TV news anchor for WUSA-TV in Washington, D.C.. She co-anchors the weekday 5 p.m., 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts. Previously Jeffcoat was the co-host for The List, a national news/entertainment magazine show. She was also a morning and afternoon news anchor at WFLD-TV in Chicago from 2007 to 2012. Jeffcoat started anchoring in Chicago on June 2007. She hosted WFLD-TV's Good Day Chicago for 3 years which won an Illinois AP award for Best Newscast in 2008. While in Chicago, she won an Edward R. Murrow Award for a documentary she hosted and reported while covering the devastation in Haiti. She also garnered two local Emmy awards for separate reports. Before joining Fox Chicago, Jeffcoat was a morning anchor at KRIV-TV in Houston, TX. She worked at KRIV-TV from November 2004 to June 2007. During her time at KRIV-TV the morning show became Houston's fastest growing morning news. Before coming to Houston, Jeffcoat worked as a morning and noon news anchor for two successful shows at WBTV in Charlotte, N.C., and WCSC-TV in Charleston, S.C.

Jeffcoat was once the only Texas television personality to anchor 4 hours of news each day. She was named "Top Houston Professional who's on the fast track" by H-Texas Magazine. During her first month in Houston she covered a collision on the Sam Houston Tollway that resulted in her nomination for a Regional Emmy. She also received an Emmy nomination for Best Anchor in Texas in 2006 and 2007 as well as two AP awards for anchoring. In 2005 and 2006 Jeffcoat was nominated for a Star Award by the American Women of Radio and Television for Best On-Air Personality in Houston. In 2010, Jeffcoat traveled to Haiti after the earthquake and received an Emmy nomination for a 30 minute primetime special she hosted. She was also named 2010 Outstanding Young Alumni of the Year by her alma mater USC.

Jeffcoat resides in Chevy Chase, Maryland with her husband, top talent agent Matthew Kingsley, owner and CEO of 3 Kings Entertainment, LLC and their daughter. Her mother "was Japanese and my dad was part Native American"[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Muller, Brad (November 2010). "Award Recipient Jan Jeffcoat, '00". My Carolina. My Carolina Alumni Association. Retrieved 2014-01-08. 
  2. ^ "Biography". Jan Jeffcoat. Retrieved 2014-01-08. 
  3. ^ Fantis, Manny (September 25, 2013). "Jan Jeffcoat | Weeknight Anchor". wusa9.com. Retrieved 2014-01-08. 

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