About Jeff

Jeff Vaughn returned to Detroit in January, 2013 as co-anchor of 7 Action News at 5 o’clock and business/auto reporter for WXYZ-TV.

Jeff likes to say he began his career in broadcasting as a newspaper boy for the Loveland (Colorado) Reporter-Herald in 1976. Knowing he had to finish his job first, Jeff says “I delivered the afternoon edition from my Schwinn Stingray, and I did it as fast as I could so I could read the paper. I was a news hound starting back then!”

Jeff has covered many momentous national stories, like the BTK serial killer, Oklahoma City bombing, World Trade Center attacks and NASA’s Columbia shuttle tragedy.

A graduate of Kansas State University, Jeff first worked in radio at KNSS in Wichita, Kansas before making the transition to TV news. Jeff started his TV career at KMID in Midland, Texas where he worked as a general assignment reporter. He then moved to Lubbock and KCBD where Jeff was the 5pm anchor and general assignment reporter before coming to Detroit in 1999 through 2007 as weekend anchor/ reporter for WDIV.

Jeff is a native of Kansas and spent part of his childhood in Kansas, Missouri and Colorado.

He loves sports, especially Major League Baseball, NHL and the NFL. So, when he’s not anchoring 7 Action News next to JoAnne Purtan, you’ll find Jeff at the Joe, Comerica Park or Ford Field.

As an avid cyclist and kayaker Jeff loves Michigan summers for kayaking the Great Lakes, road cycling and mountain biking.

Jeff competes in BikeMS century rides, riding 100 miles in one day to help raise money for multiple sclerosis. His mother-in-law was diagnosed with relapsing-remitting MS in 1990.

Jeff is a proud father to Dillon, born in 2011 and is married to Michigan native Jaime. The family has a Michigan Humane Society rescue dog named Shiloh.

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