Steve “Scoop” Jefferson Biography
Steve “Scoop” Jefferson is an American Multiple Emmy Award-winning Anchor/Reporter working for WFAA in Dallas, Texas as a general assignment reporter. He has been working for the station since September 2021 after working for WTHR-TV.
Steve “Scoop” Jefferson Age
Jefferson was born on April 13 in Dayton, Ohio, United States. He likes to keep his personal life private hence he has not yet disclosed the year he was born. However, he might be in his 40s.
Steve “Scoop” Jefferson Height
Jefferson stands at an approximate height of 5 feet and 9 inches.
Steve “Scoop” Jefferson Family
Jefferson was raised in Dayton, Ohio, United States alongside his twin sister, whose names are not known. He posted a photo of his nephew, Garrett Cooley (a firefighter) on his Instagram Page on September 12, 2021. Jefferson has managed to keep his personal life away from the limelight hence he has not disclosed any information about his parents.
Steve “Scoop” Jefferson Wife
Jefferson is very private about his personal life therefore it is not known if he is in any relationship. There are also no rumors of Jefferson being in any past relationship with anyone.
Steve “Scoop” Jefferson Net Worth
Jefferson has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million-$5 Million which he has earned through his successful career as an Anchor/Reporter.
Steve “Scoop” Jefferson Salary
Jefferson earns an annual salary ranging from $ 45,000 – $ 110,500.
Steve “Scoop” Jefferson Career
Jefferson serves at WFAA as a General Assignment Reporter, covering Tarrant County and the Fort Worth area. He says that it is an honor to have the chance to work with the best photojournalists of WFAA-TV. He also says that the WFAA news team is one of the best in the country. In an interview, he highlighted the unmatched diversity among both on-air and behind-the-scenes staff, including management, at WFAA, which he believed set them apart in the TV industry.
Before joining WFAA, he worked for WTHR in Indianapolis, Indiana as a Crime Reporter for 2 decades (May 2002 – May 2022). In an interview about his past life, Jefferson mentioned being inspired by the late Ed Bradley, who anchored the national evening news and served as his role model during his formative years. He has worked for TV stations in Dayton, Macon, Georgia; Jackson, Mississippi; Greenville-Spartanburg, South Carolina; and Portland, Oregon.
Besides his passion for TV news, Jefferson is passionate about singing. He once shared a story from his time in Portland, Oregon that he hired a voice coach before singing the Star-Spangled Banner at a Trailblazers game. This was his 1st and only performance of public singing and was a significant item on his bucket list.
Jefferson is a proud alumnus of Wright State University. He holds multiple Emmy and Edward R Murrow Awards for his reporting work. During his leisure time, he likes to work on his body fitness in the gym, ride his motorcycle (a Black Goldwing F6B) on sunny days, rollerskate, visit the gun range, play pool, try different cuisines in Texas (he is a self-proclaimed foodie), cook, or cheer for Rodeo games and his fav football team, Dallas Cowboys.
Steve “Scoop” Jefferson Nickname
It was during his time in college, that a professor gave him the nickname “Scoop” because he was the 1st student to secure a broadcast TV job. He adopted the name “Scoop” as his AKA when he joined Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
Steve “Scoop” Jefferson WFAA
Jefferson is working at WFAA where he works alongside other famous WFAA meteorologists, anchors, and reporters including;
- Cleo Greene
- Jesse Hawila
- Matt Howerton
- Cynthia Izaguirre
- Jonah Javad
- William Joy
- Chris Lawrence
- Mike Leslie
Steve Jefferson Social Media Platforms
He is active on his social media accounts and is often seen posting on his Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. He has over 1.7K followers on Instagram.