Jan Jeffcoat is a 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. Jeffcoat started anchoring in Chicago on June 2007. She hosted WFLD-TV's Good Day Chicago for 3 years which won an Illinois AP award for Best Newscast in 2008. While in Chicago, she won an Edward R. Murrow Award for a documentary she hosted and reported while covering the devastation in Haiti. She also garnered two local Emmy awards for separate reports. Before joining Fox Chicago, Jeffcoat was a morning anchor at KRIV in Houston, TX. She worked at KRIV from November 2004 to June 2007. During her time at KRIV the morning show became Houston's fastest growing morning news. Before coming to Houston, Jeffcoat worked as a morning and noon news anchor for two successful shows at WBTV in Charlotte, N.C., and WCSC-TV in Charleston, S.C.
|Born||1978 (age 38–39)
Columbia, South Carolina
|Residence||Chevy Chase, Maryland|
|Alma mater||University of South Carolina, College of Journalism and Mass Communications (2000)|
|Occupation||Television news anchor|
|Home town||Greenville, South Carolina|
|Television||5, 7 and 11 p.m. newscasts on WUSA 9|
|Children||daughters Kana Zen (b. March 2012); Kenzie Sage (May 2015)|
Jeffcoat was once the only Texas television personality to anchor 4 hours of news each day. She was named "Top Houston Professional who's on the fast track" by H-Texas Magazine. During her first month in Houston she covered a collision on the Sam Houston Tollway that resulted in her nomination for a Regional Emmy. She also received an Emmy nomination for Best Anchor in Texas in 2006 and 2007 as well as two AP awards for anchoring. In 2005 and 2006 Jeffcoat was nominated for a Star Award by the American Women of Radio and Television for Best On-Air Personality in Houston. In 2010, Jeffcoat traveled to Haiti after the earthquake and received an Emmy award and an Edward R. Murrow award for a 30-minute primetime special she hosted. She was also named 2010 Outstanding Young Alumni of the Year by her alma mater USC.
Her mother "was Japanese and my dad was part Native American". They have two daughters. Their first daughter who was born in 2012 is named Kana Zen. In early February she announced she is pregnant with her second child due May 2015. Her second daughter is named Kenzie Sage.
- Muller, Brad (November 2010). "Award Recipient Jan Jeffcoat, '00". My Carolina. My Carolina Alumni Association. Retrieved 2014-01-08.
- "Biography". Jan Jeffcoat. Retrieved 2014-01-08.
- Fantis, Manny (September 25, 2013). "Jan Jeffcoat | Weeknight Anchor". wusa9.com. Retrieved 2014-01-08.
- Jan Jeffcoat [@janjeffcoat] (5 February 2015). "Happy Friday Eve everybody... I'm now 25 weeks pregnant. Woohoo! Pic of baby bump to come :-) Check…" (Tweet) – via Twitter.