Jeff PlattReporter

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Both myself and my dog, Jax, are excited to be part of the KBAK team and part of the Bakersfield community.

Jax is a 5-year-old Australian with a love for the outdoors and sleeping.

As for me, I am an award-winning television news reporter recognized for my coverage of human interest stories and breaking news.

I’m coming to Bakersfield after spending nearly two years reporting in Boise, Idaho, and more than a year as an anchor, producer, and reporter at KCWY in Casper, Wyoming.

While in Boise, I covered a wide variety of news from the state legislature to wildfires. I did a number of investigative pieces and broke several stories, including an in-depth look at misleading DUI statistics and uncovering how the city spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to remove the homeless from a local alley. While in Boise, I received recognition from both the Idaho Press Club and the Idaho Association of Broadcasters.

During my time in Wyoming, I interviewed all of the state’s congressional representatives, as well as the governor. I also was the regular anchor on all three of the stations evening newscasts. My crowning achievement was an investigative piece that revealed the Mills Police Department attempted to cover up the death of a K-9, Nyx, who was left in a hot car by his handler.

I was born in New York City and grew up in Brooklyn, New York. As a Brooklynite and native New Yorker, I cheer on my Mets, Jets, Rangers, and Knicks (yes, I like to think I own the teams) every chance I can.

In 2014, I graduated from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University with a degree in broadcast journalism.

When I’m not at work, you can find me at the gym, tossing around the pigskin, cooking (with limited success), and hiking the world with Jax. If you see me out and about, come up and introduce yourself. If you have any story ideas you can email me at