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|Jeff Wagner joined the WCCO-TV team in November 2016 as a general assignment reporter, and now anchors WCCO’s Saturday evening newscasts. Although he’s new to Minnesota, he’s called the Midwest home his entire life.
Born and raised in the Chicago suburbs, Jeff spent most of his childhood in Naperville, Illinois. He earned his bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism at Illinois State University in 2009. Not too far down I-74, he got his first job as a reporter at WCIA-TV in Champaign, Illinois. He started as a bureau reporter in Decatur then worked his way up to weekend anchor.
After four years in Central Illinois, Jeff crossed the border into Indiana. He joined WISH-TV in Indianapolis in 2013. During his time there, Jeff won Emmy awards for his part in breaking news coverage of tornado damage, as well his work as a video journalist. But his favorite assignments always centered around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, specifically the Indy 500.
A huge sports fan, Jeff is excited to attend games at the venues across the Twin Cities. Just know he might be cheering for the visiting Chicago teams. If he’s not there, he’s probably at a live music venue. And now that he’s a Minnesotan, he’s hoping to spend more time enjoying the outdoors.