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!
Do you consider San Francisco to be one of the safest cities for pets in America? According to Dr. Jennifer Scarlett of the SF SPCA that’s a fact and there are several different animal rescue outlets in the city to back up her claim.
Animal shelters tend to get a lot of elderly cats and dogs in their facilities and the San Francisco SPCA is no different. According to the the facility’s co-president, these animals happen to make great companions for senior citizens.
Veterinarian, Dr. Jennifer Scarlett, has advice on how to prevent your adult dog or puppy from contacting the highly contagious parvovirus.
Is it kitten season at the animal shelter? Dr. Jennifer Scarlett with the SF SPCA says judging by the bags under her eyes that yes, it is.
If a remote control looks appetizing to your pet or dirt, rocks or any assortment of other non-nutritive things, it may be because they are suffering from a disorder called pica, which can actually affect humans too.
Dr. Jennifer Scarlett with the SF SPCA says Harbor seals are helping with human health research because they live on or near the shore and eat similar seafood to humans.
What should you do if you’re involved with a custody battle involving a companion animal? Dr. Jennifer Scarlett with the SF SPCA has advice on how to come to agreement over such complicated matters.
Though surprising to some, breast cancer is one of the most common cancers found in female dogs, but pet owners should know there are ways to prevent, diagnose and treat the cancer.
We don’t often think about coyotes and San Francisco being in the same sentence, but now more than ever we should connect those dots.
Dr. Jennifer Scarlett informs us that kitty litter has only been around since the 1940s, meaning having cats as full-time indoor pets is a relatively new thing and that we’re still learning about their behavior.