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

Crouch: Recent southern counties outbreak linked to Myrtle Beach

DHHR says outbreak is "of our own doing."

August 7, 2020 - 3:33 pm

Princeton nursing home struggling as COVID-19 outbreak continues

4 deaths reported among residents and some staff members "extremely ill."

August 6, 2020 - 4:55 pm

Parkways members praise longtime executive director ahead of retirement

Greg Barr began with the Parkways Authority in 1989.

August 6, 2020 - 2:54 pm

Number of cases connected to Grant County nursing home double

Infected residents have been separated from those who have tested negative.

August 5, 2020 - 4:51 pm

Martin won't play this season at WVU

Sophomore decides to opt-out because of COVID-19.

August 5, 2020 - 1:43 pm

UPDATE: SOS says Wilson doesn't have enough signatures to get on ballot

Delegate needed 7,139 validated signatures.

August 5, 2020 - 10:11 am

School reentry: "Will we gain as much as we're risking?"

President of county school boards association concerned about what reopening may lead to.

August 4, 2020 - 6:26 pm