Jeff Platt - News

Where the Air is Better.

Current Location  -  KBAK, Bakersfield


Represented by  -  John Butte

Career Summary

Jeff Platt is an award winning reporter who is carving out his career as a passionate and dedicated television journalist. He does “shine the light” and “holds those accountable.” He stays in touch with his inner light-hearted-newsy self who also can tell a fun story. He's been recognized for his work both in spot news and feature news reporting.

In Bakersfield, he earned his lead night-side reporter role for Sinclair’s KBAK and as a rating period special projects reporter. He also fills in on the anchor desk, the sports desk and even in the weather center. Jeff is a solid mmj and an early adopter of multi-platform work.

He came to Bakersfield after reporting positions in Boise, Idaho and Casper, Wyoming. His in-depth work included investigative stories on misleading DUI statistics, a controversial removal of homeless people from a city alley and a story revealing an attempted coverup in the death of K-9, Nyx, who was left in a hot car by his handler.

Jeff graduated from the acclaimed Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University.

Born in New York City, he grew up in Brooklyn. Naturally, he cheers for his “Mets, Jets, Rangers and Knicks; I like to think I own these teams.” When not at work, you can find him in the gym, tossing around the pigskin, cooking and hiking with his dog, Jax. He’s even been known to ride a bull or two; Jeff not Jax.


Four Years


Arizona State University

Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication

Bachelor of Arts, Broadcast Journalism

Recipient, New American University Provost Scholarship

"Make success your companion."