Cole Pepper

Sports anchor/reporter

Cole joined News4Jax full-time in January 2017, but he has been a part of the team since he began filling in as a sports anchor in 2005.

A native of Kansas City, Cole has covered sports in Jacksonville since 1996. He has called play-by-play for a number of team in Jacksonville including the Suns, Tomcats, Jacksonville University, Sharks, The Bolles School football and currently, the Jacksonville Armada FC, where he also served as the team’s first director of broadcasting.

Starting in 1997, Cole served as the studio host for the Jaguars Radio Network and hosted weekly radio shows covering the team and he has worked on multiple radio stations, including currently serving as Sports Analyst on WJCT on his weekly segment on First Coast Connect.

Cole attended the University of Kansas and covered the school’s teams for the Associated Press and the Kansas City Star before arriving in Jacksonville. When he’s not working, you might find Cole near something involving barbeque…cooking, eating, or judging -- sometimes all three at once!