I joined the Eyewitness News team as a reporter in 2006. You can catch my reports throughout the day starting on Eyewitness News Daybreak at 5:00 a.m.
I'm a California native but this isn't my first time in Florida. I was a reporter for the ABC affiliate in Fort Myers for almost three years. I came to WFTV from my job as a reporter in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
In my free time, I like to hang out with my wife Beth and our dog Piper.
On the job, I want to keep people informed about issues that impact their lives and I enjoy telling stories that are just interesting for viewers to watch.
If you have a story idea or comment, please email me: Jeff.Deal@wftv.com
In fact, airport officials are expecting better passenger numbers than projected over the six weeks of spring break travel.On some of the busier days, OIA is seeing more than 60,000 passengers come through the airport, as compared to the end of spring break last year when roughly 3,000 passengers were coming through the airport daily.