WUSA 9 announces today that Emmy & Murrow award winning news anchor Jan Jeffcoat is the newest member of the on-air team.
WASHINGTON, DC - WUSA 9 announced on Monday that Emmy & Murrow award winning news anchor Jan Jeffcoat is the newest member of the on-air team.
Jeffcoat comes to DC from the nationally syndicated news-talk show "The List," where she served as co-host. Prior to that, Jan spent five years anchoring Good Day Chicago and Fox Chicago News at noon at WFLD.
"As we work to construct the best possible news team to follow the #1 rated prime-time on CBS, Jan brings a vital energy, curiosity and passion to our newscasts. The fact that she wanted to return to daily local news, with a focus on the viewer, through digital and social outreach platforms makes this the perfect fit," said WUSA 9's President and General Manager Mark Burdett.
According to Jan: "I'm excited to be coming home to family and the place where my husband grew up. I'm also honored to join WUSA 9, one of the premier local television stations in the country!"
Jan will be co-anchoring the WUSA 9 weekday newscasts at 5 p.m., 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. according to News Director Fred D'Ambrosi.
She makes her debut, alongside co-anchor Derek McGinty, on Sunday, September 22. D'Ambrosi adds: "The 22nd is a unique viewing opportunity for WUSA 9, we're airing the Prime Time Emmy Awards ... so we are excited to have Derek & Jan in the driver's seat on that big night of television."
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