Emmy Award winning anchor Jan Jeffcoat co-anchors FOX Chicago News at Noon. She joined the station in June of 2007. She previously anchored Good Day Chicago, which received an Illinois Associated Press Award for Best Newscast. She also received a 2010 Emmy for her 30 minute documentary while covering the devastation in Haiti after the earthquakes. In 2010, she was also named Young Alumni of the Year for her alma mater USC.
Jan came to Chicago from Houston where she was the morning anchor for FOX 26 Morning News 5-9 am. She stayed in Houston for three years garnering two Emmy Nominations for Best Anchor in 2006 and 2007, Best Feature Story, and also two Texas AP awards for Best Anchor. In 2005 and 2006 Jan received two Star Award Nominations by the American Women of Radio and Television for Best On-Air Personality in Houston.
She was voted a "Top Houston Professional who's on the fast track" by H-Texas Magazine. Her first month in Houston, she co-anchored breaking news coverage of a beltway plane crash that was nominated for a Regional Emmy.
In June of 2006, Jan was a special guest co-host on the Montel Williams Show. She appeared on an episode called Newsmakers Changing Lives. In Houston Jan covered two major hurricanes including uninterrupted coverage of Hurricane Rita. She also anchored and reported from Chicago during the 2005 World Series when the Houston Astros played the Chicago White Sox.
Before coming to Houston, Jan was the morning and noon anchor for two highly successful shows at WBTV in Charlotte, N.C. While in North Carolina, Jan hosted the pep rally for the Continental Tire Bowl and says her most memorable story was racing a NASCAR stock car at Lowe's Motor Speedway. Jan was also voted in the "Best of Charlotte" series in 2003.
Jan's television career began at the early age of 12 when she hosted a children's program in her hometown but her first reporting job was in Tallahassee, Fla.
She went on to report and fill-in anchor at WCSC in Charleston, S.C. While in Charleston, Jan covered everything from tornadoes and hurricanes to politics and predators. Jan was also a state witness for an execution of a man on death row and gave a statewide press conference.
In her spare time, you can catch Jan in the water. She is a water sports enthusiast and swam competitively for more than seven years. She's also active in some area church activities.