Jeff Pegues Biography

Jeff Pegues is a journalist and author for CBS News based in Washington, D.C. Pegues contributes to all platforms of CBS News from there. In December 2021, Pegues was appointed Chief National Affairs and Justice Correspondent.

How old is Jeff Pegues? – Age

In 1970, in Washington, D.C., he was born Jeffrey Pegues. He turned 52 years in 2022.

Where did Jeff Pegues go to school? – Education

He earned all-state honors in track and field as well as being named to the all-conference football team at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. As a wide receiver, he was a starter and a backup to Milt Stegall, a legend in the Canadian Football League. Pegues was named Homecoming King during his senior year.

Jeff Pegues – Family

Pegues grew up in Westport, Connecticut, and was born in Washington, D.C. in 1970.

Pegues’ Wife

He is a dad of two children and a spouse. His wife is Tareaz Pegues. As a sales growth and client engagement consultant, his wife launched Pegues Branding Group, LLC in 2001.

Jeff Pegues The CBS journalist
Jeff Pegues The CBS journalist

Jeff Pegues Voice change – Illness

In 2021, Pegues disclosed that he has spasmodic dysphonia, a vocal disease that results in uncontrollable spasms of the larynx muscles. The condition, often known as “shakey voice,” makes a person’s voice crack and have a tight, strained sound.

What is Pegues Salary?

As one of CBS’s best correspondents, he earns between $20,000 and $100,000 each year.

Pegues Net Worth

Pegues’ estimated net worth is between $100,000 and $1 million.

Jeff Pegues Career

Pegues was named a CBS News Correspondent on May 29, 2013. Four months into his career, he was designated CBS News’ Transportation Correspondent. In late 2014, he was promoted to CBS News Justice and Homeland Security Correspondent, one of network news’ most tough and high-profile assignments. Pegues gave the commencement speech at his former school, Miami University of Ohio, in May 2019.

Before joining CBS News, Pegues served as a correspondent for WABC-TV in New York City. He won many Emmy Awards during his almost ten-year employment at WABC-TV (2003-2013). He is recognized for breaking the tale of David Goldman and his search for his child around the globe. Jeff was also commended for his excellent coverage of Hurricane Sandy. He reported on rising water levels and flames in Queens as the hurricane made landfall in New York City. He covered Hurricane Rita in Texas in 2005.
Pegues formerly worked as a reporter for WBAL-TV in Baltimore, Maryland, where he was nominated for an Emmy. He worked as an evening anchor for WSVN-TV, a Fox station in Miami, Florida. It was the market’s top-rated nightly broadcast at the time. (3rd) In 2004, Jeff covered the Democratic National Convention as well as the Republican National Convention.


Pegues has been nominated for three Emmy Awards. The Society of Professional Journalists honored him with the Sigma Delta Chi Award for Journalism Excellence in 2013. (SPJ). He received an honorary Doctor of Letters degree from Miami University in May 2019.


  • Black and Blue: Inside the Divide Between the Police and Black America, His first book, examines the long-standing divide between local law enforcement and minority communities. Black and Blue was published by Prometheus Books on May 9, 2017.
  • His second book focuses on the 2016 Russian election hacking. In July 2018, Prometheus Books published Kompromat: How Russia Undermined American Democracy.

Jeff Pegues Twitter and Instagram accounts

  • His Twitter account is (@jeffpeguescbs).
  • His Instagram account is (@jeffpegues6).

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