Jeff Nelson

Jeff Nelson

News Director


Jeff Nelson comes from East Hanover, NJ, but is a product of Syracuse University's Newhouse School of Journalism, with a political science minor.

He has been honing his skills at 7News for several years now and has been the recipient of several Syracuse Press Club Awards.

He became news director in August 2020.

Jeff's favorite story with the station so far has been a piece on the New Bremen ice harvest, and invests many hours in feature pieces and court cases.

Currently, Jeff is the drummer for Merit, a band based out of Syracuse.

Recent Articles by Jeff

  Jefferson County legislators, including chairman, face primaries

  How to tell if it’s allergies or COVID

Peyton Morse, Watertown firefighter injured during training, has died

Settlement reached over attorney’s fees in Finn report case

  Barclay: Assembly Democrats are ‘running from’ their jobs

Fired Watertown employee files court papers to get her job back

Judge: City of Watertown should pay $10,000 in legal fees over Finn Report case

  Remembering Jeff Shannon, 56, longtime member of WWNY-TV

On House floor, Stefanik condemns violence at Capitol, objects to electoral votes

Work on tower affects cell service near Ogdensburg

  No eligible candidates found, Jellie remains Ogdensburg fire chief

  Lewis County sheriff accuses lawmakers of defunding his department, agreeing with BLM, Antifa

  Waddington mayor honors 82 year old with his own day

  Indian River school superintendent retiring after 36 years in education

Secret Finn Report: Gardner allegations have “merit”

  Clarkson professor works to predict solar flares that threaten electronics

Simao, Jefferson County, settle long-standing land dispute

  Support and training offered for peer advocates

’Appalling’ Facebook post about pumpkin spice Narcan removed

  Fall sports: who decides if they happen?

Watertown police probe ‘shots fired’ incident downtown

With no reversal on parking designation, Simao says he plans to sue City of Watertown

Governor’s office clarifies Cuomo’s remarks about COVID-19 tests and students

  Village mayor apparently had access to private information about COVID patients

  Firefighter injured as crews respond to a Town of Watertown fire

  Ogdensburg City Manager: Layoff directives “have no legal effect”

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

What Retirement? Watertown’s Truesdell’s still selling furniture

  Timeless Decor C.E.O.: 40 workers laid off

  Abandoned Hounsfield motel destroyed as a third suspicious fire strikes