About Jeff

Jeff Vaughn is the primary anchor for KCAL-TV at 8, 9 & 10 o’clock, and the primary fill-in anchor for KCBS-TV in Los Angeles, California.

Jeff likes to say he began his career in broadcasting as a newspaper boy for the Loveland (Colorado) Reporter-Herald. 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 is a native of Kansas and spent parts of his childhood in Kansas, Missouri and Colorado.

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 before he moved to Lubbock and KCBD where Jeff was the 5pm anchor and general assignment reporter. He jumped to Detroit in 1999 through 2007 as weekend anchor and weeknight reporter for WDIV. Jeff moved to morning anchor at KSHB and primary anchor at KENS before returning to Detroit at WXYZ as their 5pm anchor and business/automotive news reporter.

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.

He loves sports, especially MLB and the NFL. He feels lucky to have so many pro teams to root for here in the Los Angeles metro. An avid cyclist, Jeff loves the climate for year round road cycling and mountain biking. The mountain recreation areas have been a fun challenge.

Jeff formed the KCBS cycling team which grows in size every year. They raise money for BikeMS, riding 100 miles in one day to help fund research 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 senior rescue dog named Bebek.

Represented by David Ahrendts

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