A Bay Area native, Jeff is thrilled to be at KCBS, a station he remembers his grandfather listening to during so many of their earliest visits. (Grandpa, now 95, still tunes in every day!) Jeff traces his passion for news back to his high school journalism teacher, who instilled in him both a fascination with, and a great respect for, the field. (The two remain friends to this day.)
Thinking that journalism would be a hobby and not a career, Jeff went off to U.C. Irvine to study civil engineering, and then to Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, to get his M.B.A. Along the way, he began working in radio and set off on a circuitous path that first led him to KCBS in 1993. After two years as a part-time anchor/reporter for the station, Jeff left for fulltime work at KFBK in Sacramento, where he spent the next eight years anchoring drive-time news programs. He returned to KCBS in 2004.
During his career, Jeff has also worked as a television news writer (for KTVU’s Mornings on Two program), a traffic reporter, and a Capitol correspondent in Sacramento.
When not behind a microphone, Jeff spends much of his time working on his own various writing projects. A longtime sailboarder and recreational sailor, Jeff’s next big goal is to attempt to kiteboard. He’s still working up the nerve to sign up for lessons!
Jeff and his wife have two daughters, who along with their golden retriever, keep them extremely busy… and very happy!
Dr. Jennifer Scarlett from the SF ASPCA says while non-surgical sterilization for pets doesn’t quite exist yet, it is on the horizon and will be coming on the market very soon.
With the holiday season upon us, there are different potential dangers that pet owners should be aware of. Dr. Jennifer Scarlett of the San Francisco SPCA talks about some of the common issues.
It seems that the holidays come earlier and earlier every year, but it is an exciting time for the San Francisco ASPCA with their animals being the stars of Macy’s Holiday Windows in Union Square for its 27th year.
Dr. Jennifer Scarlett with the SF ASPCA says veterinarians encounter ringworm the most, but researchers are trying to find out more about another fungus that is killing off bats, an important part of our ecosystem.
While many people search out ways to scare themselves on Halloween, your pet is less interested in feelings of horror.
It’s an interesting topic many pet owners may not consider: do our pets have much in the way of a memory?
Canine influenza emerged about 10 years ago when it popped up in greyhound racing tracks in Florida. Since then it’s spread and has peppered itself across half the United States.
The American Kennel Club has designated September as a month for reflecting on proper canine care. Dr. Jennifer Scarlett of the San Francisco SPCA talks about the aspects of having a dog that all current and prospective owners should keep in mind.
Three years after the deadly gas pipeline explosion in San Bruno that killed eight people and destroyed 38 homes, the city’s mayor is still not satisfied that an incident like the one that devastated his city couldn’t happen again.
September is World Alzheimer’s Month and many people may not know, animals can be affected by the disease as well.