Jeff Cole joined the FOX 29 News team in March of 2000 as an investigative reporter.
Jeff is a two-time winner of the Weiss Award for Investigative Reporting, as well as the recipient of a series of Edward R. Murrow Awards and Associated Press Awards. His reports have led to changes in law, firings, resignations, and arrests. Along with investigative reporting, Jeff is a fill-in anchor and occasionally covers state politics. He was also named one of the region's most powerful people by Philadelphia Magazine.
Before coming to FOX 29, Jeff worked at CBS affiliate WFSB in Hartford, Connecticut. He started his career there in 1984 as a morning news anchor. After two years of anchoring, he did investigative reporting for more than a decade. He won four New England Emmy Awards for his investigative reporting. He twice won the prestigious Theodore Driscoll award, named for the Hartford Courant's long-time investigative reporter. Jeff is the only broadcast reporter to ever win this award.
Prior to his award-winning tenure at WFSB, Jeff worked as a political reporter for Maryland Public Television. He was responsible for covering the Maryland General Assembly while it was in session. In the Assembly's off-season, he produced mini-documentaries for the station.
He began his political reporting career as an assignment editor, producer and reporter for Capital Broadcast News in Washington, D.C.
Jeff graduated in 1980 from the University of Bridgeport in Bridgeport, Connecticut, with a degree in journalism and history. While an undergraduate there, he worked for two years as a producer/tape editor for WTNH-TV, the ABC affiliate in New Haven. He was also an intern on Capitol Hill for a Connecticut congressman.
A native of Southern Massachusetts, Jeff is one of six children. He is married with two children.
A woman is critically wounded after police say she was shot in the face outside a West Philadelphia day care on Tuesday.
The debate over criminal justice reform and second chances grew heated when a lifer freed by the Pennsylvania governor remained jailed over a lame-duck prosecutor's efforts to hold him on a 1992 shoplifting charge involving stolen jeans.
Prosecutors on Wednesday charged a state House representative from Philadelphia and accused her of stealing from a nonprofit organization she founded to serve those with mental disabilities and impoverished individuals fighting addiction.
Authorities announced murder charges against Lisa Snyder in the deaths of Conner Snyder, 8, and Brinley Snyder, 4, during a press conference Monday afternoon.
The volunteer fire chief says the thief stole a pricey radio from his vehicle.
State police say a man beat to death a Berks County couple with a hammer before setting himself on fire.
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Authorities say a 54-year-old suspect is in critical condition following an officer-involved shooting Thursday morning in Wissinoming.
An alleged drunk driver was saved by Mercer County police officers moments before an Amtrak train collided with her vehicle, which she had driven onto the tracks Tuesday.
A former Catholic priest is facing a number of charges after authorities say he sexually assaulted two altar boys during his tenure at a Bucks County church.