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

Lottery revenues top $1 billion with 2 months left in fiscal year

Milestone has been reached 20 of last 21 years.

May 25, 2022 - 3:39 pm

Morrisey: Settlement with drug manufacturers totals $161.5 million

Trial against Teva, Allergan ends just before closing arguments.

May 25, 2022 - 10:45 am

Kanawha leaders move toward relaxing ATV restrictions

Commissioners say changes key to spurring economic development in Upper Kanawha Valley.

May 24, 2022 - 2:40 pm

Man who drove through DQ now in jail

SCOTT DEPOT, W.Va. — The driver who rammed his car through a Putnam County Dairy Queen Saturday night was charged and put in jail Sunday. State police charged Casey Matthew Oxley, 40, with multiple criminal counts. Troopers said Oxley has told them repeatedly that he sped into the Dairy Queen along Teays Valley Road in Scott

May 22, 2022 - 10:53 pm

Vehicle crashes through front of Dairy Queen in Putnam County

Restaurant workers were serving customers when the crash happened Saturday evening.

May 21, 2022 - 10:42 pm

Former Mountaineer assistant Calvin Magee dead at 59

Well-liked football coach suffered heart attack.

May 20, 2022 - 2:45 pm