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

  Lieutenant Governor Hochul: ’It’s astounding to see the loss of revenues

  Dr. Toby Cosgrove: COVID-19 is ‘game changer’ for healthcare delivery

  Economic development recovery team formed in Jefferson County

5 Jefferson County EMS providers in self-quarantine after coming from COVID-19 hotspot

Fort Drum restricts soldiers to 80 mile radius

  Stefanik discusses coronavirus, reelection & President Trump

Carthage board of education chooses superintendent finalist

Carthage nursing home had no carbon monoxide detector in boiler room, fire chief says

Lewis County General to close dermatology clinic

  Video shows crows now roosting in different parts of Watertown

  Sunday: residents returned to Carthage nursing home after carbon monoxide leak

  Watertown Pride 2020 adding events to June celebration

Fort Drum’s 1st Brigade Combat Team cases colors for Afghanistan deployment

Red Cross: 32 people now need help after Massena fire

NY sees worst flu season in 4 years

  Lake Ontario could face another ‘high water event’ this summer

  Watertown street closed as city plans to raze building

Documents: Carthage district paid ex-superintendent $180,000

North country sees dramatic jump in flu cases

Gardner’s complaint against ex-city manager is now in NY’s hands

Arconic’s loss of Boeing business won’t affect Massena plant

Cuomo supports putting more troops at Fort Drum

Gardner reveals herself as Watertown department head who filed city manager complaint

Akwesasne Mohawk police seize 282 pounds of marijuana

Butler sworn in as Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army

  Fort Drum’s fire department seeks help

  YMCA could have to move more quickly to buy old call center building

Memorial, ceremony set up for Indian River students who died in crash

Army warns of fake text messages

  New owner relieved about Jreck Subs sale