Jeff Smith has anchored the #1 morning news program in northwest Ohio and southeastern Michigan, 13abc Action News Good Morning, since 2001. In addition to being a part of that team, he also joins Sashem Brey each day for 13abc Action News at Noon, and he hosts and produces the station's community affairs program, Roundtable.
Jeff started at WTVG in 1998 after spending two years in northern Michigan at WPBN/WTOM (Traverse City). In addition to his work behind the desk, Jeff has been a producer, reporter, photographer and editor. In September of 2008, Jeff, along with three co-workers from WTVG, spent a week in Houston covering the aftermath of Hurricane Ike. He's an award winner for reporting and has been involved with numerous presidential visits. He traveled with the Coast Guard during an 11-hour trip across a frozen Lake Michigan to deliver fuel oil to a struggling island.
Jeff is originally from the Toledo area. He grew up in Temperance and Sylvania. He graduated from St. Francis de Sales High School and is an alumnus of Indiana University, Bloomington. Because of his local roots, Jeff makes it a point to give back to the community. He's very involved in activities and programs at his former high school, and is at the beck and call of those who knew him back when, and need help from him today. In 2008, Jeff took his love for journalism and education to his alma mater (St. Francis) - and began teaching a journalism class and moderating the production of the school's newspaper.
Jeff is married to Lisa, and is the proud father of daughter, Parker Jayden (P.J.), born in 2004, and sons Dugan Jeffrey (D.J.), born in 2006 and Keaton James (K.J.), born in 2012.