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

Rader testifies of first-hand experience with opioid epidemic

Drug distributors decide not cross-examine Huntington fire chief.

May 7, 2021 - 12:45 pm

Six new deaths reported in Friday's COVID-19 numbers

DHHR releases daily numbers.

May 7, 2021 - 10:00 am

Lane wants improvement plan from Suddenlink by June 7

PSC chair issues directive after meeting with company officials.

May 7, 2021 - 12:46 am

Second person charged in Kanawha County murder

Deputies say 10-year-old provided key information.

May 6, 2021 - 4:28 pm

Gorge National Park now has sign

Capito says visitation has already increased.

May 5, 2021 - 6:38 pm

Opioid trial: Gupta says West Virginia "ground zero" for epidemic

Former state Health Officer Dr. Rahul Gupta testifies during third day of landmark trial.

May 5, 2021 - 5:50 pm

Police: Man inadvertently shot Beckley teenager while recklessly handling AR-15

Arrest made in death of Beckley basketball player Dwayne Richardson.

May 5, 2021 - 4:42 pm