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

  Pushed too far? Watertown fire chief troubled by data from fallen recruit’s training

  Cuomo would be allowed to close more prisons under budget proposal

  River Hospital named to list of top 100 critical access hospitals

  In wide-ranging interview, Fort Drum’s General Mennes discusses Afghanistan, Capitol breach, extremism and more

  General Mennes: more than 7,000 Fort Drum soldiers have gotten COVID shot

  Safety concerns raised last year about training facility where Peyton Morse suffered injury

Watertown tavern’s liquor license reinstated months after breaking COVID rules

State labor department investigates Watertown firefighter’s medical emergency

Sources: Watertown firefighter didn’t go to hospital by ambulance after medical emergency

  State instructors administratively removed after Watertown firefighter’s medical emergency

  When prison closes, what happens to the water it supplies to neighborhood?

  Our tribute to our colleague Jeff Shannon

  Stefano’s Pizzeria buys ‘happy place’ in Carthage 19 years after devastating fire

  Canton students rally, say they need sports, art, music during pandemic

Land behind Newton Falls mill cleaned up, tree farm, campground planned

  Claxton-Hepburn medical director: ’We are stretching people very thin”

  Massena mayor arrested on drug charge

  Fort Drum increases restrictions as COVID cases rise

Hospital: COVID admissions grew this week

State Division of Human Rights sees probable cause in Gardner’s second complaint against city

  3 St. Lawrence County hospitals hit by ransomware

Secret Finn Report: Gardner allegations have “merit”

  Economic developer says industrial park settlement is ’big weight lifted’

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