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Jeffrey Pegues (born in 1974 in Washington D.C.) is an American News Correspondent. Jeff is a CBS News Correspondent based in Washington D.C. where he reports for all CBS News Platforms. Four months into his tenure he was named CBS News Transportation Correspondent. Then in late 2014 he was promoted to CBS News Justice and Homeland Security Correspondent. It is one of the most challenging and high profile beats in news. Prior to joining CBS News Pegues was a reporter for WABC-TV in New York City from 2003 to 2013. On May 29, 2013, it was announced that Pegues was named a Correspondent for CBS News. His appointment took effect on July 8.
At WABC-TV, Pegues reported on major news and exclusive storylines. Pegues could also be seen filling in on several newscasts.
Pegues is mostly known for his reporting. He received numerous Emmy Awards during a nearly ten-year run at WABC-TV and other nominations over a twenty-year career. He is credited with bringing the story of David Goldman and his international fight for his son into the headlines. Jeff has also been recognized for his outstanding reporting at the height of Superstorm Sandy. As the storm crashed into New York City he reported on the rising flood water and spreading fires in Queens. But Jeff has also covered multiple political conventions both the Democratic National Convention and Republican National Convention in 2004. There was also his report on Hurricane Rita from Texas in 2005.
Prior to WABC-TV, Pegues was a reporter for WBAL-TV In Baltimore, Maryland. He also earned Emmy Award nominations for that tenure. Before that, Jeff worked as an evening anchor at WSVN-TV, the Fox Affiliate in Miami, Florida.
Currently, Pegues lives in Maryland. He is also a graduate of and former football player at Miami University. At Miami he was a starting wide receiver as well as a back up to Canadian Football League legend Milt Stegall. At Miami, widely known as "The Cradle of Coaches", Jeff played for coaches Randy Walker and Terry Hoeppner.
- Eck, Kevin (27 May 2013). "WABC Reporter Moving to CBS News". TVSpy/TVNewser. Retrieved 5 June 2013.