Jan Jeffcoat Biography
Jan Jeffcoat is a former American morning TV news anchor for WUSA-TV in Washington, D.C. Previously, Jeffcoat was the co-host for The List, a national news/entertainment magazine show.
She was also a morning and afternoon news anchor at WFLD-TV in Chicago from 2007 to 2012. She started anchoring in Chicago in June 2007. Jeffcoat hosted WFLD-TV’s Good Day Chicago for 3 years which won an Illinois AP award for Best Newscast in 2008.
Jan was also a supporting actress for the “My Daughter Was Stolen” Lifetime movie. She anchored the weekday evening and morning newscasts for WUSA9 in Washington, D.C. before her acting roles. for 5 years.
While in D.C., she covered some of the biggest news stories making national headlines including anchoring coverage of the 2017 Presidential Inauguration. She was also a guest co-host for the daytime show winning the Emmy Award on CBS, The Talk.
Jan hosted and helped launch the national news magazine show “The List” for Scripps Networks before joining the CBS affiliate. She anchored Good Day Chicago from 2007 to 2012 and received an Associated Press Award for Best Newscast.
She also received a 2011 Edward R. Murrow and 2010 Emmy Award for her 30-minute documentary while covering Haiti’s devastation after the earthquake. Jan was named Young Alumnus of the Year by her Alma Mater USC in 2010.
Jan came from Houston to Chicago where she was the morning anchor for FOX 26 Morning News from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. She won two Emmy nominations for Best Anchor in 2006 and 2007 while in Houston, including Best Feature Story and two Texas Associated Press awards for Best Anchor.
Jan received two Star Award nominations from the American Women of Radio and Television for Best On-Air Personality in Houston in 2005 and 2006. She was also voted by H-Texas Magazine as a “Top Houston Professional on the Fast Track.” Her first month in Houston, Jan co-anchored breaking news coverage of a beltway plane crash nominated for a regional Emmy.
Before coming to Houston, Jan was the morning and noon anchor for two highly successful shows at the CBS affiliate, WBTV in Charlotte, N.C. While in North Carolina, Jan hosted the pep rally for the Continental Tire Bowl and was voted in the 2003 “Best of Charlotte” series.
Jan’s television career began when she was 12 when she hosted a children’s program in her home town, but her first reporting job was in Tallahassee, Florida. You can catch Jan in the water in her spare time. She is an enthusiast of water sports and has swam competitively for more than a decade.
Jan Jeffcoat Age
Jan was born in 1978 in Columbia, South Carolina, United States. She is about 45 years old as of 2023. Jan resides in Los Angeles, California U.S.
Jan Jeffcoat Family
She was born to a Japanese mother and her dad was part native American.
Jan Jeffcoat Husband | Jan Jeffcoat Children
In the year 2003, Jan married talent agent Matthew Kingsley, owner and CEO of 3 Kings Entertainment, LLC.
They have two daughters together; Their first daughter who was born in March 2012 is named Kana Zen and their second born Kenzie Sage was born in May 2015.
She lives in the Los Angeles area with her husband and two daughters.
She attended University of South Carolina, College of Journalism and Mass Communications in 2000.
Did Jan Jeffcoat Leave Wusa9
Longtime WUSA anchor Jan Jeffcoat has left Washington, D.C. five years after she began at the Tegna station. She says she left for Los Angeles so her husband, Matthew Kinsley, can continue to grow his TV agent business. Jeffcoat helped launch the Tegna station’s new morning show, Get Up DC, earlier this year with comedian Reese Waters.
Jan is an American by Nationality.
Jan Jeffcoat Net Worth
The American news anchor has an estimated net worth of $17 Million, the money she has accumulated from her journalism career.
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WUSA’s Jan Jeffcoat Will Follow Husband to L.A., Leave D.C. Station
Longtime WUSA anchor Jan Jeffcoat is leaving Washington, D.C. five years after she began at the Tegna station.
She made the announcement last week on social media. Today she thanked viewers for well wishes.
“We are overwhelmed with gratitude for the thoughts, congrats, prayers, well wishes, emails, texts, phone calls and many questions over our move out West,” she said in an Instagram post.
Jeffcoat says she’s leaving for Los Angeles so her husband, Matthew Kinsley, can continue to grow his TV agent business.
“He started his television/sports/entertainment agent business in Los Angeles and has been ready to make this move for a long time. This time I’m ready and so thankful for the grace upon grace upon grace God has given us for the journey ahead.”
Jeffcoat helped launch the Tegna station’s new morning show, Get Up DC, earlier this year with comedian Reese Waters.
She has been with the station since 2013.