Jeff Cole and Beth Hall

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 "Growing Up with 7 News" has two meanings for Jeff Cole.  He literally grew up watching in West Carthage.  But, after starting at WWNY right out of college, he has grown as a journalist too.

Jeff started in television while at Carthage High School producing newscasts which aired on the local cable system.

He went to Plattsburgh State University and graduated cum laude earning a Bachelor's Degree in mass media and another degree in speech communications.

He started at WWNY as a general assignment reporter in 1999 and then was moved to weekend anchor in 2001.


Jeff has been the morning news anchor for WWNY since 2003.

Jeff has been the recipient of more than 20 journalism awards from professional organizations like the New York State Broadcasters Association, The Syracuse Press Club and the Assoicated Press.

Jeff is particularly proud of his 2008 investigative report "Gone", which uncovered a fuel spill on Fort Drum, proving it was twice the size officials wanted to admit, and that the leak was recorded, but not reported, for 3 years.  His story changed military policy worldwide.

But in Jeff's words, it's nice to be recognized by your peers, but the real prize is connecting with the viewers everyday.  "It's my daily routine to be a part of our audience's daily routine."

Beth Hall comes to us from Lowville, where she honed her love for music and media. 

Obtaining a Bachelor's Degree in Mass Communications from SUNY Plattsburgh, Beth spent 11 years on Top 40 radio stations, also establishing herself as a local DJ for school dances and parties.

She was also acting music director, and assistant program director for radio stations in Gouverneur, Watertown and Syracuse, NY.


 

 

 

 

Friday, November 28, 2014
, Watertown, NY

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