Jeff Gillan is an award-winning veteran broadcast journalist, whose career has spanned four states, five stations and many memorable moments. It's been a 30-plus year career with a front seat to history.
He began reporting in 1986, shooting and editing his own stories at KFSM-TV in Fort Smith, Arkansas. From there, his television journey took him to WSLS-TV in Roanoke, Virginia and then to WKOW-TV in Madison, Wisconsin. He arrived in Las Vegas in 2001 to anchor the nightly newscast on Las Vegas One, which was a cable news partnership between KLAS-TV, Cox Communications and the Las Vegas Sun.
During his eight-year tenure on LV1, he guided his nightly program, "NewsONE at 9," to two EMMY awards for best local newscast. He also inaugurated Las Vegas' first business-oriented newscast, "In Business Las Vegas."
In his time in Las Vegas, he has covered the local fallout from 9/11, the housing boom-and-bust, the rise-and-fall of local politicians, gaming's expansion and contraction and Southern Nevada's recession and recovery.
Gillan carved a niche as a thoughtful and intelligent interviewer. His long-form interviews on "NewsONE" earned him praise and offered viewers unique glimpses of newsmakers and issues.
Gillan joined KSNV-TV in November 2009 as Managing Editor. In 2013, he moved from management back to the anchor desk, debuting KSNV's 3 p.m. newscast to top ratings.
In 2015, Gillan moved to full-time reporting. His work that year earned him an EMMY nomination for best reporter and earned him an EMMY for his role covering The Cosmopolitan fire. In 2018, Gillan won an EMMY for best reporter for his work in 2017.
Gillan is a Wisconsin native who went to college in Washington, DC. He earned his undergraduate degree in American government from Georgetown University and a master's degree in journalism and public affairs from American University.