Jeff joined the Eyewitness News Team in 2007 after serving as a meteorologist at WTEN-TV, the ABC affiliate in Albany, New York. Before that he was Chief Meteorologist at WOAY-TV, the ABC affiliate in Oak Hill, West Virginia.
Jeff is a native of Plymouth, Massachusetts, where extreme New England weather sparked his interest in meteorology at an early age. He went on to follow his dream, majoring in Atmospheric Science at Cornell University and broadcasting live weather forecasts for Newswatch 16, the student-run television station at nearby Ithaca College.
Jeff has earned the American Meteorological Society's prestigious Certified Broadcast Meteorologist designation, a professional recognition of the quality of his weather forecasts.
Jeff lives in New York City with his wife and young son.
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