Jeff Cole

Jeff Cole

7News This Evening Anchor


After 14 years of waking up the north country as anchor of 7News This Morning, Jeff Cole began anchoring our 6 p.m. evening news on May 1, 2017.

A West Carthage native, Jeff chose to return to the North Country to work with the very people he grew up watching on television at a station that has a 60-year, storied-history of on-air excellence and community commitment.  He's added to WWNY's journalism merit by being honored with awards from the Associated Press and NYS Broadcasters Association.  And from Jeff's creation of a Habitat for Humanity project on what was once his family's business/land, called "Braman's Block," to emceeing several fundraisers, you can understand how he feels it's important to be involved in the community.  

Outside of the TV station, Jeff enjoys being outside to go kayaking, hiking, working out and then relaxing by the pool.  

Recent Articles by Jeff

Watertown’s water business has been very good this year

’Appalling’ Facebook post about pumpkin spice Narcan removed

Frontier League delays games, but moves forward with fall sports season

  Carthage Savings & Loan receives community spirit award

  Man from Constableville describes working in Oneonta urgent care

  Gardner: ‘This may be getting deeper...’

  Judge: release the secret report

  Ribbon cut on Watertown’s new Thompson Park pool

  Could 1943 deed save Watertown’s Alteri Pool?

  In wide-ranging interview, Skelly floats idea of turning Ogdensburg firefighters into volunteers

  Fort Drum handling COVID-19 cases with aggressive plan

Governor says 8 area school districts failed to submit plans for in-person learning

More marketing planned for old Watertown call center building

Developer explores expanding Watertown’s industrial park

  Safety a priority as Bassmaster anglers begin arriving Saturday in Clayton

  25 years later, remembering the Microburst of 1995

  Walmart now using security officers to remind shoppers to wear masks

  Paperwork for paper mill could jeopardize 70 jobs

  Beer cans litter scene of stabbing that left soldier critically hurt

  Carthage Elks Lodge gets back to business to help others

  Watertown Pride celebrates by being ‘Out At Home’

  Officials: reopening phase 2 delayed, but ‘positive news’ coming

  Suspended Watertown Parks & Rec superintendent speaks out

Gardner suspended by city manager

  St. Lawrence County doctor speaks out about having COVID-19

Watertown’s proposed budget hikes taxes, slashes staff and salaries

  Fevers, hallucinations, sweats: Ogdensburg man recounts his COVID-19 illness

  Jefferson County saw its best first quarter sales tax numbers in years...then COVID-19 happened

  Business owners invited to complete survey about COVID-19’s economic impact

  Jefferson, Lewis Counties identifying helicopter landing zones to transport supplies downstate