Jeff Van Sant joined Bay News 9 as a political reporter in December 2022.

With more than 15 years of news experience, Jeff has worked in markets across the country, most recently in Seattle and Phoenix. For Jeff, who has always loved storytelling, covering the news is so much more than a job, it’s a passion.

Jeff was nominated for an Emmy for his series “30 Days in Afghanistan,” which he created while fully embedded with the U.S. military in Afghanistan for over a month, even travelling on patrols with combat engineers as they found and destroyed IEDs. Jeff was later nominated for a regional Emmy for his investigative story on nepotism within local government during his time at E.W. Scripps. In 2018, Jeff received an Emmy for his investigative reporting at KTVK/KPHO in Phoenix.

You can reach Jeff at or on Twitter @JVS_TV