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Award-winning journalist Jeff Goldblatt joined KENS 5 in August 2012. He anchors Eyewitness News at 5 with Deborah Knapp and Eyewitness News at 6 and 10 with Sarah Lucero.
Jeff was part of the KENS 5 team, which won a Lone Star Emmy Award for Best Newscast, for the station’s coverage of the fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas in April 2013.
Jeff traveled to West where he Field Anchored for the KENS team during its coverage of the deadly accident which killed 15 people.
Jeff spent the bulk of his journalism career working in Chicago, most recently, for NBC 5 News as a reporter. Prior to that, Jeff worked as evening anchor for the prime-time newscast of Fox Chicago/WFLD. While at WFLD, he won two regional Emmy Awards, one for investigative reporting and the other for hard-news reporting.
Jeff also worked as a Chicago-based correspondent for nine years with Fox News Channel. He covered Hurricane Katrina from its landfall through its aftermath and spent more than two months in the region reporting on the devastation.
After the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, he reported from Shanksville, Pa., and from Ground Zero in New York City. Internationally, he has reported overseas on the War on Terror from Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iraq. Jeff also reported from the front lines in the Middle East during the 2006 Israel-Hezbollah War.
He also reported for WTVJ-TV in Miami; for the nationally syndicated news magazine, American Journal; for Providence Journal/A.H. Belo Broadcasting as a Washington, DC based political correspondent; for WTVR-TV (CBS) in Richmond, Virginia; and in Wilmington, North Carolina and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, for WECT-TV (NBC), where Jeff started his career.
Goldblatt graduated with honors from Colgate University with a bachelor of arts degree in history. Jeff and his wife have four children, ages 10, 8, and 5-year-old twins.