Jeff Preval joined 2 On Your Side in August 2012, as a multi-media journalist.
Originally from Arlington, Mass., near Boston, Jeff has returned to New York State after working for three years in Central Pennsylvania as a news reporter/multi-media journalist.
Jeff comes to western New York from WTAJ-TV, based in Altoona, Pa. For two years, Jeff worked as a county bureau reporter.
An extensive part of Jeff's experience in Pennsylvania was reporting exclusively on the Jerry Sandusky/Penn State child sex abuse scandal. Among many developments in the Sandusky saga, Jeff was there for Sandusky's arrest and trial. Jeff also reported on legendary football coach Joe Paterno's fall from supremacy as the once "winningest coach in major college football history."
Jeff reported on the widely-publicized "Penn State riot," which involved students protesting Paterno's firing. In part, students flipped WTAJ's news van. The station's coverage won a "Best Breaking News Award," from the Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters.
Jeff also had an exclusive interview with the university's Board of Trustees, after Paterno's firing.
He also had a story air on CNN's HLN that featured road rage damage around the cemetery Paterno is now buried in. Jeff also served as a reporter-trainee at WHVL-TV.
While also working near Penn State, Jeff covered President Obama's February 2011 trip to the university. President Obama visited Penn State to discuss renewable energy.
Jeff is a graduate of Hofstra University, with a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism. He minored in Philosophy.
Upon graduation, he worked at WCBS 880 AM, as an assignment desk assistant. WCBS 880 AM is the home of the New York Yankees Radio Network.
In addition to his news duties, Jeff also worked behind the scenes during Yankees baseball coverage. He has also received awards from the Press Club of Long Island and Radio Television News Directors Association.
When not working, Jeff enjoys working out, reading, dancing salsa and being on Facebook and Twitter!
Jeff can also be reached by email at: email@example.com
Jeff Preval's Blog Entries
Possible changes could be made to the NY SAFE Act by lawmakers and the governor.