News10 reporter Jeff Maher
Jeff Maher is a multiple award-winning multi-media journalist who joined News10 in August 2011. Jeff came in to News10 eager to make a big impact on News10 Good Morning. In just his first three weeks on the air, Jeff broke a story that prompted the city to clean up a Midtown neighborhood, he shot a three-part series in Los Angeles, spent two days covering a national story with a propane fire in Lincoln, and drank his own foot grape-juice at a winery in Clarksburg.
Jeff's stories have been seen on NBC News, MSNBC, CNN, CNBC, The Today Show, Inside Edition, and Animal Planet. He was also featured as a news anchor on the season 3 premiere of 'Breaking Bad' on AMC.
Prior to joining News10, Jeff spent 5 years at KOB (NBC) in Albuquerque, New Mexico where he was a reporter and fill-in anchor. During his time at KOB, Jeff broke countless stories within city hall, state government, economy, and Albuquerque Public Schools. Several of those stories garnered national attention including city bus drivers who were caught on tape behaving badly, a city worker who was caught on tape abusing a puppy in her backyard, a group of unfinished high-end homes that fell into disrepair for years, and an investigative report that led to the school district changing its policy on fire code inspections at its schools.
Jeff also covered record-breaking floods, snowstorms, and wildfires across the entire state of New Mexico. Jeff was awarded by the New Mexico Broadcasters Association for his story about a railroad in Chama that was buried in snow. He also shot a 5-part series on board the U.S.S. Ronald Reagan, riding with the crew for a week from Honolulu to San Diego, as they made their way back from a 3-month deployment in the Western Pacific. Jeff then traveled to Virginia to interview the crew to first board the U.S.S. New Mexico, a brand-new nuclear submarine.
Jeff is always thinking outside of the box with how he shoots his stories. He is the first reporter in the country to have shot an entire news story on the Flip camera, which can fit into your pocket.
Before KOB, Jeff spent 2 years at KWES (NBC) in Midland, Texas where he was a Weekend Anchor and Reporter. There, he received top awards by the Associated Press for his extensive coverage of Hurricane Rita in Galveston in 2006.
Some of Jeff's notable interviews include former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, Texas Governor Rick Perry, and Hollywood legend Harrison Ford.
The first news story Jeff every shot was when he covered the Columbine shootings in Littleton, Colorado in 1999.
Jeff is a graduate of Metro State in Denver, where he was honored for best online column by the Society of Professional Journalists.
He received his diploma from Ponderosa High School where he was honored as 'most creative student' by the staff.
Jeff is a third-generation television broadcaster. His father is a 4-time Emmy award winning Executive Producer at KUSA (NBC) in Denver, and his grandfather was a Hollywood screenwriter. For a time, Jeff's mother was a weather anchor.
Jeff's brother is a naval aviator, flying the EA-18 Growler, an advanced version of the F-18. His sister is a retired competitive dancer.
Jeff is thrilled to be a Californian and can't wait to explore all of the wonders that our state has to offer.