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

  Just Face It: Celebrating back to school as a parent

Date set for Alcoa union contract vote

  Happy anniversary! Mel Busler celebrates milestone at 7 News

Roof repairs underway at Watertown church

Former Fort Drum commander passes away

Lightning apparently damages windmill blade

  Just Face It: a bear breakfast

Math and taxes connected to $3M pool decision

  Drug bust on Watertown’s Leray Street

Just Face It: group of girls raise money for marina hit by flooding

Crossman files lawsuit in Watertown’s tied mayoral race

Watertown’s pride event raised $9K for center

  Stefanik gets few answers during Mueller questioning

Tons of Massena-made wood pellets headed for Denmark

  Just Face It: ‘battle buddies’ reunite after 25 years

Watertown lawmakers to talk about parking limits downtown

  At last, someone sues in mayor dispute

Officials address voting machine breakdown in wake of tied mayoral primary

Lyonsdale biomass to be dismantled

Budget battle ends between Lewis County & sheriff

Watertown’s lawyer weighs in on mayoral ballot controversy

Lockout ends at Alcoa smelter in Quebec

June was one of north country’s wettest on record

June shaping up to be one of the wettest on record

Alcoa’s Union workers want more money