Former WHIO-TV anchor/reporter Ken Jefferson dies

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

Combined ShapeCaption
Ken Jefferson says farewell to WHIO-TV Viewers in 2002

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

Former News Center 7 anchor Ken Jefferson has died this weekend after a brief illness, according to WVIR-TV, the most recent news station where he worked in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Combined ShapeCaption
Ken Jefferson left WHIO-TV in 2002 after a 25-year career as an anchor/reporter.

Ken Jefferson left WHIO-TV in 2002 after a 25-year career as an anchor/reporter.

Combined ShapeCaption
Ken Jefferson left WHIO-TV in 2002 after a 25-year career as an anchor/reporter.

LOCAL:  5 recent events in the Carlisle buried baby case as its trial nears

Jefferson was an award-winning anchor and reporter at WHIO-TV for 25 years. He left the Gem City in 2002 to explore new career opportunities in Florida.

Combined ShapeCaption
Ken Jefferson has been at WHIO for 25 years. He came to Dayton from Evansville, Indiana, after graduating from the University of Florida. He is in the newsroom at Channel 7 getting ready for the noon news. STAFF FILE

Ken Jefferson has been at WHIO for 25 years.  He came to Dayton from Evansville, Indiana, after graduating from the University of Florida. He is in the newsroom at Channel 7 getting ready for the noon news. STAFF FILE

Combined ShapeCaption
Ken Jefferson has been at WHIO for 25 years. He came to Dayton from Evansville, Indiana, after graduating from the University of Florida. He is in the newsroom at Channel 7 getting ready for the noon news. STAFF FILE

A native of Richmond, Virginia, Jefferson was 65 years old.

Got a tip? Call our monitored 24-hour line, 937-259-2237, or send it to newsdesk@cmgohio.com

About the Author