Jeffrey Pegues Profile
Jeffrey Pegues is an American Emmy Award-winning news anchor and reporter who is working for CBS as the chief national affairs and justice correspondent based in Washington, D.C. Additionally, he reports for all CBS News broadcasts and platforms and hosts “America: Changed Forever.” He joined CBS News in July 2013. Before joining CBS News, Pegues spent almost 10 years on WABC-TV in New York City.
Jeffrey Pegues Education
Pegues went to high school in Westport, Connecticut, where he was an All-State sprinter, and the All-Conference was back on the soccer squad. Pegues is a proud alum of the University of Ohio, Miami, where he was a scholarship soccer player and a major beneficiary in the early 1990s.
Jeffrey Pegues Career
Pegues serves at CBS as the CBS News chief justice and homeland security correspondent based in Washington, D.C. He reports for all CBS News broadcasts and platforms including “CBS This Morning” and the “CBS Evening News.” Since joining CBS News, Pegues has led the network’s coverage of some of the biggest headlines of the last decade.
Pegues has since been one of the leading journalists in the inquiry into Russian involvement in the 2016 elections. His new book, “Kompromat: How Russia Undermined American Democracy,” discusses how Russian President Vladimir Putin’s hackers poked into U.S. voting files, and what’s going on right now to back up electoral processes around the country.
Pegues has given detailed coverage of the tension between the Black community and the police, including recent police activity and inquiries by the Department of Justice in Baltimore and Ferguson, and has written a book on the subject, “Black and Blue: Inside the Divide Between Police and the Black Community.”Pegues received three Emmy Awards, several state, and national Emmy Awards, the Sigma Delta Chi Award from the Society of Professional Journalists, and in 2017 was part of the CBS News team that won the Edward R. Murrow Award.
Pegues has more than two decades of experience reporting on various presidential campaigns, natural disasters such as Hurricane Sandy, active shooting incidents, and terrorist threats. Before joining CBS News, Pegues spent almost 10 years on WABC-TV in New York City. Previously, Pegues was a weekday anchor and reporter for WBAL in Baltimore. He also anchored the top-rated evening newscasts in Miami’s WSVN in the late 1990s. He was nominated to the Board of Trustees of the University of Miami in January 2020. Before coming to Connecticut, Pegues lived abroad in France, Zimbabwe, the Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Zaire, and the Philippines.
Quick Facts About Jeffrey
|50 years old as of 2024
|$1 million – $5 Million
Jeffrey Pegues Age
Pegues was born in 1974 in the United States (he is 50 years old as of 2024.) It is however not known when he celebrates his birthday.
Jeffrey Pegues Height
Pegues stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 4 inches.
Jeffrey Pegues Family
Information regarding Pegues’s parents and siblings is currently under review. However, the information will be updated as soon as it’s available.
Jeffrey Pegues Wife and children
Pegues is a married man. He is married to Tareaz Pegues, a sales growth and client engagement consultant who launched the Pegues Branding Group, LLC in 2001. The couple lives in Maryland with their two children.
Jeffrey Pegues Salary
Being one of the top journalists for CBS, Pegues earns an annual salary ranging from $ 20,000 – $ 100,000.
Jeffrey Pegues Net Worth
Pegues has an estimated net worth of between $1 million – $5 Million which he has earned through his successful career as a journalist.
Jeffrey Pegues Illness/Anxiety
Pegues has spasmodic dysphonia(“shakey voice”) that causes his voice to sound strained due to involuntary spasms in the muscles of the larynx. In July 2021, Pegues revealed that the condition was neurological and had no cure.
Pegues said that he attributed the disorder to anxiety. He said that he had noticed that his voice was weakening 5 years back and he feared that his career was over. To treat the disorder, he tried vocal cord Botox as a form of treatment. Moreover, he said that the treatment was working since he could speak more comfortably than before.
Before the treatment, Pegues said that he had a hard time and became introverted because he was self-conscious about speaking to the point of refusing radio interviews. Pegues revealed that he shared his story so that he could be honest with the people around him and himself. Also, he stressed the importance of paying attention to one’s mental and physical health.
Jeffrey Pegues CBS News
At CBS News Pegues works alongside;
- Jamie Yuccas
- Susan Zirinsky
- Holly Williams
- Omar Villafranca
- Peter Van Sant
- Tracy Smith
- Susan Spencer
- Bob Schieffer
- Serena Altschul
- David Begnaud
- Jeff Berardelli
- Errol Barnett
- Nikki Battiste
- Jan Crawford