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Jeff Jenkins


The award-winning native of Pratt, West Virginia took over as head of the news division of Metronews in August of 2000. Prior to that the 1987 graduate of West Virginia University’s Perley Isaac Reed School of Journalism served as news director at WAJR in Morgantown.

In addition to directing the news operation, Jeff serves as chief capitol correspondent. His unbelievable work ethic and drive provides Metronews listeners with unparalleled coverage of state government.

A 26-year veteran of West Virginia Radio Corporation, Jeff began his tenure with the company as an intern while still attending West Virginia University. A former student manager for the West Virginia University football team continues his involvement with the Mountaineers by serving as director of football broadcasts on the Mountaineer Sports Network.

In addition to using his voice for broadcasting news, Jeff also is an accomplished singer and leads the congregational singing at Spring Hill Baptist Church in South Charleston.

Jeff and his wife Jackie are the proud parents of three sons, Caleb, Tommy and Stevie, and are now enjoying life as grandparents.



Recent Articles by Jeff Jenkins

DHHR posts new COVID-19 case numbers

More counties trend toward yellow and green on COVID-19 map.

February 18, 2021 - 10:32 am

Snow covers West Virginia from latest storm system

Winter Storm Warning stretches to Friday morning.

February 18, 2021 - 7:35 am

House committee to take up future of state hospitals, nursing homes

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The House of Delegates Health Committee is scheduled to meet Thursday and on its agenda is a bill that apparently will propose getting the state out of the nursing home/hospital business. The bill, set to be originated by the Health Committee, is titled ‘Closure of Certain State Facilities.’ Exact details of the

February 17, 2021 - 8:27 pm

Judge keeps upcoming trial date for man accused in Charleston violent crime spree

Joshua Drennen charged with murder, carjacking, attacking police officer.

February 17, 2021 - 3:11 pm

Justice hints at relaxing some COVID-19 restrictions; announcement expected Friday

The governor says changes would impact schools, businesses.

February 17, 2021 - 12:52 pm

Green counties increase on COVID-19 map

Eighteen now represent lowest level of spread.

February 17, 2021 - 10:29 am

DHHR: CPS referrals down 8,000 in 2020 due to pandemic

Agency gives budget report to House Finance Committee.

February 16, 2021 - 6:25 pm