Jeff Dore

Jeff Dore has been a news reporter for WSB-TV Channel 2 since January 1984. The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has awarded him four Emmies for Excellence in News Writing. Among his assignments at Channel 2, he's traveled to the other side of the globe to report on the stirrings of liberty, capitalism and Christianity in the former Soviet Republic of Kazakhstan, has chased more hurricanes than he can count and reported live from two at their full force.

Jeff began his broadcasting career in college at San Diego State University, where he was news director at the student rock and roll station, KCR. In 1976, he got his first paying job at the ABC affiliate in Bangor, Maine, (as he puts it, "the closest place to san diego that would hire me at the time") where he reported, shot, processed and edited film; wrote, produced, anchored newscasts; and then took out the trash afterwards. He produced, anchored and reported in Richmond, Va., and then became a reporter at the CBS affiliate in Nashville, Tenn. He also was the "On the Road" feature reporter.

Jeff moved to Atlanta with his wife Gail in 1984. They have two children. He is an elder in the Presbyterian Church and the author of an unpublished novel.

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Man revived after collapse at Dunwoody gym

A personal trainer, a health club member and a police officer all happened to be in the right place at the right time to save a man having a heart attack while he worked out. The Workout Anytime member has been lifting weights at the gym for a number of ...

Friends remember teacher who died after developing cancer

The family of a second-grade teacher who died Friday from cancer expects more than 1,000 people to show up for a celebration of her life Monday night. Michelle Wexler was teacher of the year this past year at Mimosa Elementary School in Roswell. But before she could start the school ...

Homeless man who returned stolen wallet gets a makeover

Help has been pouring in for a homeless man Channel 2 Action News first told you about Thursday. Joel Hartman found a foreign woman's wallet in a trash can and went from hotel to hotel to find the owner and give it back. He is now a guest of that ...

Company pairs rescued dogs with veterans with PTSD

A company that helps find lost dogs is teaming up with a program that helps veterans who feel lost in the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder. Channel 2's Jeff Dore learned how they hope to save lives of dogs and war veterans.     When David Jurado came home from a 15-month ...

4 wild pigs on the loose in DeKalb neighborhood

A trapper plans to go after four wild pigs rooting around a subdivision in Lithonia. As one of Channel 2 Action News photographers stepped out of his car this morning, he was face-to-face with one of them. Neighbors are concerned about what happens if they or their children come face-to-face ...

Vietnam vet honored with Purple Heart decades after injuries

Forty-six years after a bomb ripped him up in Vietnam, a Cobb County man received a long-overdue Purple Heart  today. Ch. 2’s Jeff Dore was there to see Sen. Johnny Isakson present the medal to Ray Johnson. Johnson was in and out of so many military hospitals for his war ...

Soldier surprised with free home at Tour Championship

Professional golf's biggest tournament, the Tour Championship by Coca Cola, began today at Atlanta's East Lake Golf Club.  As part of military appreciation day, a lucky soldier and his wife got almost as big a thrill as winning the tournament itself.  The drama on the fairway was actually pretty tame ...

Douglasville man hit, killed feet from police station

Douglasville police are offering a reward to help find a driver who struck and killed a pedestrian right in front of the police station and then kept going. Gary Latimer, 41, died from his injuries Tuesday afternoon. Channel 2's Jeff Dore found out he had just walked out of the ...

1965 Trinity High School champs finally get rings

The 1965 Trinity High School football team received rings Thursday, 48 years after winning the state championship. Trinity was an all-black high school that was separated from the Decatur High School by a 15-foot granite wall. The football team went undefeated in 1965, rolling into the championship game against Tifton ...

Carrollton is home to the University of West Georgia Wolves.

Police closing in on wolf thieves

Police said they are close to catching vandals who stole and damaged fiberglass wolves painted by local artists. "It's the wolf for the West Georgia Wolves, so it's definitely something the town takes pride in," said Logan Blanton. Carrollton is home to the University of West Georgia. "Carrollton police, citizens, ...

 
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