Jennifer Austin McLogan (born August 14, 1953), known professionally as Jennifer McLogan, is an American television news reporter.
Early life and education
A native of Flint, Michigan, McLogan earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and theater from the University of Michigan, where she lettered in basketball, and a Master of Fine Arts degree from Brandeis University.
McLogan began her broadcasting career in Boston, first as a writer at WEEI-AM and then as a reporter for WHDH-AM. She transitioned to television by joining WBZ-TV in Boston as a reporter. In 1982, McLogan joined WCBS-TV in New York as a reporter.
In 1984, she became a correspondent for NBC News, where she worked for the next five years and reported for The NBC Nightly News, The Today Show, and NBC Sportsworld.
McLogan has been recognized for her coverage of breaking news with her first-on-the-scene reports of the Long Island Railroad shooting, the crash of TWA flight 800, the Belle Harbor crash of American Airlines flight 587, the Philadelphia Police firebombing of the headquarters of the radical group MOVE, the death of Arthur Ashe, and the guilty verdict in the Long Island DWI "limo murder" trial. For her reporting, she has been the recipient of national and local Emmys as well as awards from the Associated Press, American Women in Radio and Television, and the Long Island Coalition for Fair Broadcasting.
McLogan has been married to Daniel Gurskis, Dean of the College of the Arts at Montclair State University, since 1982.