Jeff Vaughn KCAL Wife, Son, Age, Salary, Net Worth, Wiki, Anchor

Jeff Vaughn Biography – Jeff Vaughn Wiki

Jeff Vaughn is an award-winning journalist and former news anchor at KCAL and KCBS in Los Angeles. He was an evening anchor for the KCBS 5 pm, KCAL 8 pm, and 10 pm newscasts. Jeff joined the CBS2 and KCAL9 news team in November 2015. He worked at the CBS-owned station group for 8 years, until his departure in September 2022. The anchor has over 30 years of experience in broadcast journalism.

Vaughn joined CBS 2 and KCAL 9 after serving as an anchor at WXYZ-TV, the ABC affiliate in Detroit, since January 2013. A four-time Emmy winner, he won a California Emmy for anchoring Wildfire Relief in 2017, a Michigan Emmy in 2013 for anchoring breaking news, a Texas Emmy in 2012 for anchoring continuing coverage and a Michigan Emmy in 2006 for ‘Best Large-Market Anchor.’

Jeff’s s broadcasting career includes anchoring and reporting experience with WDIV-TV (NBC) in Detroit, KENS-TV (CBS) in San Antonio, Texas; KSHB-TV (NBC) in Kansas City, Missouri; KCBD-TV (NBC) in Lubbock, Texas.

A Kansas native, Vaughn spent his childhood in Kansas and Colorado and later graduated from Kansas State University. He started his career in broadcasting with KNSS Radio in Wichita, Kansas before making his transition to television news.

Jeff Vaughn Age

Jeff Vaughn was born on November 3, 1965. He is 58 years old.

Jeff Vaughn Wife

Jeff Vaughn is married to his wife Jaime, a graphic designer. They wed in 2008. He finds his greatest joy in spending time with his wife and their son, Dillon. The former KCAL anchor lives with his family in Los Angeles, California.

Jeff Vaughn Lawsuit

Former KCAL anchor Jeff Vaughn, 58, has filed a $5 million lawsuit against CBS and parent company Paramount Global for discrimination based on his race, sex, age, and sexual orientation. In the suit, he says he was never given a reason for his firing.

Jeff is represented by America First Legal, the conservative legal group that has taken aim at diversity, equity and inclusion programs, calling them illegal “anti-white discrimination.” America First Legal also represents Brian Beneker, a script coordinator on “SEAL Team” who has sued CBS for failing to hire him for a writing job on the show. In that case, CBS has cited the First Amendment in support of its right to engage in diverse hiring practices.

Both lawsuits cite CBS’ stated goal of having Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) representation reach 40% in its TV writers rooms in 2021-22 and 50% in 2022-23.

Vaughn’s suit also notes that Wendy McMahon, the CEO of CBS News, has been lauded for prioritizing DEI initiatives, and for hiring and promoting women and people of color.

Before he was let go, Vaughn alleges that he was excluded from coverage of the 9/11 anniversary. He also states that he was left off of a billboard advertising the newscast in favor of his nonwhite and female colleagues, and that he was excluded from social events.

In 2023, the stations auditioned replacements for his position, ushering them into the studio while Vaughn was at work, the suit alleges.

The station group hired Chauncy Glover, who had been an anchor at the ABC affiliate in Houston for the previous eight years. The suit contends that Glover — who is Black — had “minimal” experience, though Glover has worked in TV news since graduating from college in 2007.

Jeff Vaughn Instagram

Jeff Vaughn’s Instagram handle is jeffvaughnjournalist.