For my longtime clients, I am known as the “voice of distinction,” as well as a warm, authoritative on-camera personality. After nearly 30 years as a television anchorman and reporter, I know how to command attention and respect. I announce commercials, documentaries, and sales and training videos, and provided a promotional announcing service for TV and radio stations around the country. I hosted the “Medical Economics” program on Lifetime Cable Network, and have appeared on all major television networks.
I’ve lived in Arizona for 35 years, anchoring, producing and reporting for television newscasts in Phoenix and Tucson. I began my career at my hometown TV station in Decatur, Illinois, continuing during my Army service as an instructor in the Television Department at the Defense Information School near Indianapolis and as chief of the American Forces Radio-TV Station in Tehran, Iran. I received a degree with high honors in journalism from Michigan State University.
I’m a past chairman of Scout-o-Rama, the biggest single fundraiser for the Theodore Roosevelt Council of Boy Scouts of America, generating $285,000 annually for scouting programs. I have also been a board member of the Arizona chapter of the American Federation of Television Radio Artists and the Arizona Production Association, a member of the Community Advisory Board for Sun Sounds Radio Reading Service for the Blind, and I served on the City of Phoenix Transportation Advisory Committee.
I’m an avid outdoorsman, and enjoy racquetball, golf, snow skiing, backpacking and horseback riding. I am married to Elin Jeffords, who’s been restaurant critic and food/travel writer for The Arizona Republic, New Times Weekly, and Phoenix Magazine. She has also written for many national publications.