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

  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

  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