Jeff Gianola

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Jeff Gianola (born October 2, 1955) is the head news anchor for KOIN Local 6, the CBS affiliate station in Portland, Oregon.

Career[edit]

Gianola grew up in San Diego, California, and came to Portland's KATU, the city's ABC affiliate, in 1983 from a stint at a Santa Barbara, California, station where he was the general-assignment reporter. After doing the weather and morning anchoring at KATU for a few years, he was moved to evening anchor in 1985. He was teamed with Julie Emry, and the pair co-anchored KATU's evening newscasts for several years in the late 1980s and 1990s.[1] Gianola left KATU for CBS affiliate KOIN, in August 1998.[2] Gianola's current news partner is Kelley Day. Gianola produced the domumentary "No Perfect Answers: The Life and Architecture of Pietro Belluschi"

Gianola is the father of five children; two girls from a previous marriage and three children with his current wife, Shannon. The family lives in Tigard.[3] Gianola is the president and founder of the Wednesday's Child Foundation.[3] This foundation helps to raise funds for children in foster care to participate in activities such as camps, lessons, and sports teams.

Gianola played a television news reporter in the 2003 William Friedkin film The Hunted.[4] He also had a cameo in the 1999 Kelley Baker film Birddog.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Carlin, Peter (March 12, 2002). "Day dropped, Emry hired". The Oregonian. p. E5. 
  2. ^ Schulberg, Pete (August 8, 1998). "Gianola hiring puts other KOIN anchors in hot seat". The Oregonian (Portland, Oregon). p. D14. 
  3. ^ a b Pursinger, Geoff (August 22, 2013). "Tigard resident Jeff Gianola celebrates 30 years of Portland news". Portland Tribune. Retrieved 25 August 2013. 
  4. ^ "The Hunted (2003)". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2008-09-29. 
  5. ^ "Birddog (1999)". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2008-09-29. 

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