Katie Jeffries Bio-Wiki
Katie Jeffries is a 3x Emmy-winning American Anchor/Reporter working at First Coast News WTLV-WJXX in Jacksonville, Florida, as a Morning Traffic Anchor and Noon News Anchor. She has been part of this network since 2012.
Katie Jeffries Age, Birthday
Jeffries was born in the United States on the 24th of January. However, her exact date of birth is not revealed yet though it is estimated that she may be in her 30s.
Katie Jeffries Parents/Siblings
Jeffries was born and reared to parents in the United States. As the daughter and granddaughter of veterans, military problems are also close to her heart. Growing up, her father thought she would become a lawyer and her mother thought she would be a writer, though she decided to become a journalist. Nevertheless, she has not publicized any further information about her mother, father, or siblings if she has any.
Katie Jeffries Education
As far as her education is concerned, Katie graduated summa cum laude from the University of Cincinnati earning a BFA in Electronic Media and a minor in Business.
Katie Jeffries’ Husband, Children
In regard to her marital entanglements, Katie is happily married to Chris James. The couple exchanged their marriage vows in the year 2019, and welcomed their first child in 2020. Moreover, they welcomed their secondborn in July 2023. They are also parents to their two rescue dogs: Alvin & Arnold.
Katie Jeffries Career and Wikipedia
Jeffries works at First Coast News WTLV-WJXX in Jacksonville, Florida, as a Morning Traffic Anchor and Noon News Anchor. She anchors Good Morning Jacksonville 4:30-6:00 am & First Coast News at Noon from 12:00-1:00 pm. Katie also serves as traffic Anchor for Good Morning Jacksonville 5:00-7:00 am. When Katie was in elementary school, her dad thought she would become a lawyer, her mom thought she would be a writer. As she grew up, she never lost the desire to investigate, debate, and write stories- so she became a journalist.
She arrived at the First Coast News team in 2012 as a morning reporter on Good Morning Jacksonville and after a year, she took over as the Morning Traffic Anchor and Noon News Anchor. In 2019, she became Morning Anchor. In addition to these positions, she also reports with an emphasis on covering cold cases.
Katie is proud to have reported and anchored during several major events in Jacksonville. She has reported on Hurricanes Matthew, Dorian, Irma, and Hermine. Additionally, she reported on the abduction of Cherish Perrywinkle, the murder trial of Michael Dunn, the birth of the area’s first-ever conjoined twins, and the Jacksonville Landing mass shooting. Though much of her reporting has a deep focus, she has earned two regional Emmys for her light features “Bye Garbage” and “Flight School”.
Katie is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati. While in college, she got her feet wet in journalism via an internship at WKRC-TV in Cincinnati, Ohio. She was honored with the Fredric R. Ziv Award by the University of Cincinnati’s Electronic Media Department, which gave her the chance to move to New York City for a summer internship with CBS’s “Guiding Light.”
Upon graduation, Katie commenced her journalism profession as a reporter/fill-in anchor at WHIZ-TV, the NBC affiliate in Zanesville, OH, where her story, “An Eye in the Sky”, obtained an Ohio AP Award. From there, she worked in New Bern, North Carolina at WCTI, and covered multiple hurricanes, including the devastating Hurricane Irene.
Katie got married in 2019 and they welcomed their first son together in 2020. They are also parents to their two rescue dogs: Arnold & Alvin! Katie is also a strong advocate for recovery animals. She promises to work every day to give you the news that is essential to your community.
Katie Jeffries Height
Jeffries has an estimated height of 5 feet 7 inches tall equaling 1.7 meters.
Katie Jeffries Salary
She has an estimated annual salary ranging from $ 78, 675 K to $ 175, 775 K.
Katie Jeffries Net Worth
Jeffries has an approximate net worth of $ 1 Million- $ 3 Million. Nevertheless, her career as an anchor/reporter is her main source of revenue.
Katie Jeffries First Coast News
Jeffries works at First Coast News with her fellow anchors, reporters, and meteorologists, such as
- Jeannie Blaylock-Anchor
- Tim Deegan-chief meteorologist
- Heather Crawford-Evening Anchor
- Anthony Austin-Evening Anchor
- Chris Porter-Sports Director
- Lewis Turner-Good Morning Anchor/Meteorologist
- Keitha Nelson-Morning Traffic Anchor and Noon News Anchor
- Lauren Rautenkranz-weekday morning meteorologist