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Steve "Scoop" Jefferson

The opportunity to work with the best photojournalists is an incredible honor.
Credit: WFAA

Scoop Jefferson is a General Assignment Reporter who covers the Fort Worth and Tarrant County area for WFAA TV in Dallas, Texas.

1) Who are you? I'm an award-winning journalist born and raised in Dayton, Ohio. I grew up watching the late Ed Bradley anchor the national evening news. 

During my last semester at Wright State University, a professor gave me the nickname "Scoop" because I was his first student to land a broadcast television job. I anchored the overnight news updates on WHIO-TV in Dayton. The name "Scoop" also became my AKA when I joined Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.  

I never knew my TV news career would take me all over the United States. I have worked in Dayton; Macon, GA; Greenville-Spartanburg, SC; Jackson, MS; Portland, OR and Indianapolis, IN, before landing in North Texas in September of 2021.  

2) What are your interests? I love being physically active, and you'll usually find me in the gym working out several days a week. I enjoy motorcycles and connecting with other riders when it's nice and sunny. My other interests include rollerskating, playing pool, and going to the gun range. 

Since moving to Texas, I've become somewhat of a foodie and love being in the kitchen experimenting with my air fryers. I'm always looking for my next rodeo to attend and eventually want to learn how to ride a horse. Needless to say, I'm now a Dallas Cowboys Fan!

3) What do you like about working at WFAA? WFAA-TV is considered one of the best news teams in the country. The opportunity to work with the best photojournalists is an incredible honor. The diversity of both on-air and behind-the-scenes staff, including management at WFAA, is unmatched in the TV business. 

4) What's the one thing people could be surprised to learn about you? While working in Portland, Oregon, I hired a voice coach before singing the Star-Spangled Banner at the Trailblazers game. This was my first and only public singing performance. It was one of my bucket list items.

I also have a twin sister.

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