Jeff Preval is a Multi-Media Journalist at WGRZ in Buffalo, NY specializing in general assignment reporting.
Jeff joined 2 On Your Side in August 2012 and is a graduate of Hofstra University, where he majored in Broadcast Journalism and minored in Philosophy.
Upon graduation, he worked at WCBS 880 AM in New York City, as an assignment desk assistant.
His first job in television was at 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.
While working near Penn State, Jeff also covered President Barack Obama's February 2011 trip to the university. President Obama visited Penn State to discuss renewable energy.
In Buffalo, Jeff was part of 2 On Your Side's Emmy award winning coverage of the Snowvember storm. Jeff has received three nominations from the National Association of Black Journalists in feature reporting, long and short form reporting.
He has also received awards from the Press Club of Long Island and Radio Television News Directors Association.
Jeff is originally from Arlington, Massachusetts.