Jeff Preval has covered every major story in Western New York for the past decade.
Before joining News 4 as Weekend Anchor/Reporter in the winter of 2021, Jeff worked at WGRZ-TV in Buffalo as a reporter, multi-media journalist and fill-in anchor.
While at WGRZ, Jeff was the lead reporter for coverage of the Bethlehem Steel fire which won an Edward R. Murrow award. He was also part of the station’s Emmy award-winning coverage of the ‘Snowvember’ storm in 2014.
Jeff also reported from disaster zones during Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Maria.
He has been nominated for three Salute to Excellence awards with the National Association of Black Journalists.
Prior to coming to Buffalo, Jeff worked at WTAJ in Altoona, Pa., where he primarily covered the Jerry Sandusky Scandal at Penn State. Jeff was reporting during the ‘Penn State riot’ and was on scene when WTAJ’s live truck was flipped over by Penn State students. WTAJ’s coverage earned the station a ‘Best Breaking News’ award from the Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters.
Jeff began his career working in New York City at WCBS 880AM as a desk assistant. He won a radio feature award from the Press Club of Long Island.
Jeff graduated from Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY with a Bachelor’s Degree in Broadcast Journalism.
When Jeff is not reporting the news, he’s enjoying his time with his wife and two children.