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Jeff Rossen (born November 13, 1976) is an American television journalist. He was employed by NBC News from September 2008 until January 2019 [1]. He was best known for his investigative segments "Rossen Reports" on Today and he also contributed to NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt and Weekend Today.

Jeff Rossen
Born (1976-11-13) November 13, 1976 (age 42)
EducationSyracuse University
Spouse(s)Danielle Baum


Early life and educationEdit

Rossen was born to a Jewish family in Hauppauge, New York and is a graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.


Rossen worked as a reporter at WUTR-TV, the ABC affiliate in Utica, New York.[when?] He also worked in Syracuse, New York at ABC affiliate WIXT-TV, and at Fox affiliate WJBK-TV in Detroit before joining WABC-TV in May 2001. While at WJBK he covered the death of Kayla Rolland, a first grader at Buell Elementary School in Flint, Michigan. Rossen's live report was featured in Michael Moore's 2002 documentary Bowling for Columbine.[2]. At WABC, he covered news segments such as the crash of TWA Flight 800 and the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center in 2001, the New York City Olympic bid in Singapore, Ronald Reagan's death and the London terrorist attack, among others. He hosted a weekly segment on Eyewitness News called "What's Bugging You?"

On August 18, 2008, Rossen added an Instrument Rating to his Private Pilot certificate from the FAA. This fact was revealed when he filed a NBC Nightly News report on February 14, 2009 regarding the crash of Continental Airlines Flight #3407 and was corroborated by the FAA Airmen Certification database according to News 12 New Jersey.

Rossen joined NBC in 2008. In 2012, Rossen was named National Investigative Correspondent where he led an investigative unit titled "Rossen Reports" that appeared on all platforms, including Today, NBC Nightly News and Dateline NBC.

Rossen published a book, Rossen to the Rescue: Secrets to Avoiding Scams, Everyday Dangers, and Major Catastrophes, in fall 2017.

Rossen left NBC in early 2019 after the expiry of his contract[3].

Personal lifeEdit

Rossen is married to ABC News senior producer Danielle Baum.[4][5] Their daughter Sloan has appeared several times in her father's reports on children, as a model.


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  2. ^ Genoways, Ted (2004), Reporting the Report, The Virginia Quarterly Review, retrieved 2008-02-19
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  4. ^ Ariens, Chris (September 25, 2012). "ABC Producer's Father, ABC Producer's Father, NBC Correspondent's Father-in-Law Killed While Hailing a Cab". TVNewser.
  5. ^ "Rubin Baum Obituary". New York Times. September 24, 2012.

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