Jennifer McLogan

jennifermclogan1 Jennifer McLoganJennifer McLogan returned to WCBS-TV in 1993 to cover Long Island after first reporting for the station in 1982.

In the years between, she worked for CBS affiliate WBBM-TV in Chicago and for NBC Network News where she reported for The NBC Nightly News, The Today Show, and NBC Sportsworld. She began her career in Boston, first as a writer for WEEI-AM, CBS all-news radio, and then as a reporter and anchor for WHDH-AM, before moving into television as a reporter and a weekend anchor for WBZ-TV.

McLogan has been recognized for her coverage of breaking news with her first-on-the-scene reports of the Long Island Railroad shooting, the crash of TWA flight 800, the Belle Harbor crash of American Airlines flight 587, the Philadelphia Police firebombing of the headquarters of the radical group MOVE, the death of Arthur Ashe, and the guilty verdict in the Long Island DWI “limo murder” trial. For her reporting, she is the recipient of national and local Emmys as well as awards from the Associated Press, American Women in Radio and Television, and the Long Island Coalition for Fair Broadcasting.

McLogan holds an honors B.A. from the University of Michigan and an M.F.A. from Brandeis University. She is a self-confessed sports fanatic, who was a letter winner on the very first woman’s NCAA varsity basketball team at Michigan and then on the swimming team at Brandeis.

McLogan lives in Garden City, NY with her husband and three children.

Botched Road Project Leaves Huntington Residents In An Uproar

After years of complaints that it was “bumpy” and “pot-holed”, the town of Huntington finally spent thousands to repave Oakland Avenue. Neighborhood residents were ecstatic until it was suddenly dug up again.


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LSAT Extension Denied For Long Island Woman With Cognitive Disorder

A Long Island woman is suing after being denied a request for extra time during the LSAT. Lisa Rousso suffers from a cognitive disorder that inhibits her ability to process information. CBS2’s Jennifer McLogan has the story…


EXCLUSIVE: L.I. Victim Of ‘Mini-Madoff’ Swindle Speaks Out About Plight

Ellen Gabriel, of East Yaphank, is now working three jobs in salons to just get by after her life was upended by Nicholas Cosmo, who ripped off 4,000 innocent victims


FBI Could Make More Arrests In LIRR Disability Fraud Scheme

“I believe they were gaming the system and it is the responsibility of the Long Island Rail Road, and it has been my responsibility since 2008 to change the culture at this railroad,” LIRR President Helena Williams said.


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Students On Loan Debt Plan: Nice Job Mr. President, But You Can Do Better

Outside of mortgages, student loans are the top source of household debt. As many as 30,000 petitioners recently went onto the White House website begging for student loan relief. And they are going to get it.


New Flight Patterns Sending More Commercial Jets Over Nassau County

The Federal Aviation Administration announced Thursday it is now rerouting 200 planes a day. Instead of flying south to go west, these jets will now fly north — over Long Island’s “Gold Coast” — and residents are crying foul.


Suffolk County Police: Alleged LIE Drag Racing Dad Had No License

Three strikes, you’re out. Police said he had no license, was drag racing in the middle of the night and brought his children along for the dangerous drive.


Boyfriend Of Kayla Gerdes Speaks To CBS 2 As Manslaughter Trial Is Delayed

Gerdes’ trial was supposed to begin this week, nearly 18 months to the day after she allegedly climbed behind the wheel of a van and ran over and killed a beloved doctor while high on Xanax and Oxycodone.


Feds Strongly Recommend Safety Upgrade For Stretch Of LIE After Cop’s Death

There is danger on one of the most heavily traveled roads in America. A federal study out Thursday recommends a 7.2-mile stretch of the Long Island Expressway undergo immediate safety changes.


Commuters Give LIRR Earful Over Last Week’s Shutdown

Sick of being stranded, Long Island Rail Road commuters are demanding a back-up plan and full accountability following the system-wide shut down caused by last week’s lightning strike.


Students At Center Of Great Neck SAT Scandal Say They Were Double-Crossed

Seven students at Great Neck North High School have been arrested, but now some of them say they are being victimized twice. They’re blaming it on a set-up by the district attorney.


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L.I. Couple Arrested Under Social Host Law Months After Teen’s Death

Police said the teen stumbled away from the Dix Hills house party with alcohol in her system and was struck and killed as she tried to walk across the nearby parkway.


Long Island Budgets Cuts Having Major Impact On Students

All 124 districts are reeling from a record island-wide loss of $206 million in state aid for this school year.


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Long Island Bus Driver Fired After Rescuing 3 Police Detectives During Hail Storm

A Long Island school bus driver was called into his boss’ office expecting commendation. Instead, he said he was fired for helping three police officers stranded in a violent storm — and transporting them in his school bus.


Rising Food Prices Force Consumers To Cut Back On Groceries

According to a new Siena College research poll, talk of the default and Wall Street’s plunge are worrying shoppers.


Local Shoppers Take Precautions After Salmonella Outbreak Linked To Ground Turkey

The turkey on the shelves now is considered safe, but one person in California has died and at least 76 people have fallen ill and the number is growing.


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Suffolk County Narcotics Cops Break Up Luxury Car Drug-Smuggling Ring

It was something out of a James Bond movie. Fancy cars with secretly built compartments, concealing stashes of illegal drugs, were driven from California to Long Island.


Pharmacists Taking Extra Security Precautions In Wake Of Medford Massacre, Farmingville Robbery

In the wake of the Medford pharmacy massacre and a robbery less than four miles away a week later, pharmacists say they’re taking precautions to protect their stores, their staff and their customers.


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Woodmere Synagogue Treasurer Accused Of Stealing Funds From Congregation

Nassau County police say Isaac Zucker of Woodmere, was arrested around 2 a.m. Wednesday and charged with grand larceny. He is accused of stealing $600,000 over a three-year period from the Congregation Aish Kodesh while serving as treasurer.


Caitlin Ortiz Suing Molloy College For Discrimination After Being Kicked Off Softball Team

Ortiz, the only Hispanic member on the college’s softball team, says school officials overreacted to postings on Facebook and labeled her a ‘thug.”


Cops: L.I. Mother Enlisted 2 Daughters For Brazen Shoplifting Scheme

Police said a brazen shoplifting mother enlisted her own children to help swindle and steal $2,500 of merchandise from the bustling JC Penney in the Green Acres Mall.


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Human Error Leads To Co-Valedictorians At Malverne High School

A Long Island high school was apologizing on Wednesday to two families, following an honor uproar when a mix-up over class ranking accidentally named the graduate in second place as class valedictorian.



Long Island Backyard Firepot Explosion Part Of Alarming Trend

The said it was like napalm exploding in a flash. Several fires are raising questions about the safety of firepots, meant to light up backyards and keep mosquitoes away.


Air Quality A Major Concern During Tri-State’s Sweltering Heat Wave

As high heat and humidity mix with pollution from power plants and motor vehicles, emergency health advisories and warnings were issued. Poor air quality can be very harmful, especially for those with asthma.


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Swimming Safety A Major Concern On Long Island During Sweltering Heat Wave

Thousands of people jammed Long Island’s South Shore, hoping cool breezes and ocean waters would save them from the sweltering temperatures.However, some beaches were closed and safety was a concern, reports CBS 2’s Jennifer McLogan.


Nassau District Attorney Investigating Weekend Bounce House Horror

The Nassau district attorney has opened an investigation into the bouncy house incident in Oceanside that left 13 people, including several young children, injured Saturday.


Long Island road rage trial

Defense Attorneys Claim LI Road Rage Victim Had Drugs In His System

There were fireworks in a Long Island courtroom Wednesday, as attorneys for the suspect in an explosive road rage trial claimed the victim had drugs in his system.


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Fallen Soldiers Of ‘Forgotten’ Wars Get A Day Of Honor On Long Island

For years, some families of Korean and Vietnam war veterans felt their brave loved ones were overlooked. But on Monday on Long Island, seven soldiers from the same home town were finally acknowledged for their courage and bravery decades ago.


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Paralyzed Jockey Returns To Belmont Park As An Inspiration

A professional jockey riding a race on Long Island was nearly killed in a horrifying accident on the track four years ago. On Thursday, the wheelchair-bound athlete showed the new meaning in his life, and the miracle comeback fueled with perseverance and inspiration.


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Gov. Cuomo’s Property Tax Cap Met With Stiff Resistance From Teachers

Residents in many of the higher tax counties in New York – such as Westchester and those on Long Island – have been crying out for property tax relief for years.


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‘Road Rage’ Trial: Detective Interrogation Video Exclusively Obtained By CBS 2

It was a devastating case of an alleged road rage that made national headlines. The student on trial, accused of killing another driver, said it was a horrible accident and that he feared for his life.


Juror In L.I. Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Accused Of Soliciting Bribe

In a shocking get-rich scheme that backfired, investigators on Long Island said they busted a greedy juror trying to bribe the victim’s family, hoping to get a huge chunk of cash to “fix” the verdict.


Nassau County redistricting proposal

GOP Redistricting Plan Met With Fierce Opposition In Nassau County

It’s an issue that inflames sensitivities — and that’s exactly what’s happening in Nassau County. A proposal to make sweeping changes to district boundaries has virtually everyone upset.


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Road Rage Trial Of Queens College Student Gets Underway On Long Island

In a case that got national attention, a college student is now on trial for running over and killing a Long Island man. Prosecutors call it road rage, but defense attorneys say their client was afraid for his life.


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Long Island Mothers Battling To Put Alleged Drunk Driver Away

Their sons were killed, allegedly by a speeding, unlicensed driver who was never tested for drugs or alcohol. On Thursday two grief-stricken Long Island families were fighting for changes in the legal system.


Search Continues For Missing New Jersey Craigslist Escort Shannan Gilbert

The Suffolk County Marine Unit once again had divers using metal detectors and clam rakes search for any evidence of Gilbert.


Packard Convertible for Sale in Amityville, NY (credit: Sophia Hall / WCBS 880)

Amityville Officials Selling Vintage Packard To Trim Budget Gap

Officials will part with the historic 1929 Packard convertible to close a looming budget gap. The car was reportedly used by NYC Mayor Jimmy Walker before he resigned in a corruption scandal in 1932.


Domestic violence

N.Y. Domestic Violence Registry Proposal Met With Big Concerns

It’s a controversial idea from some local lawmakers — registering domestic violence offenders, just like those convicted of sex crimes, on a state-wide database.


Long Island serial killer probe

Expert: Taunting Calls To Victim’s Family Could Be L.I. Serial Killer’s Undoing

The FBI spent Friday searching near Ocean Parkway on Long Island for more bones and clues leading to a possible serial killer.


Search For L.I. Serial Killer Victims To Expand To Nassau County

The intense search for bodies along the Suffolk County’s South Shore was winding down Thursday, as Nassau County and state police said they will pick up the trail next week, moving west to Jones Beach.


First Annual Breast Cancer Survivors Summit Held On Long Island

On Friday, hundreds of breast cancer survivors held a summit on Long Island to share their experiences, and look for answers.


Wife Of Cop Killed By Drunk Driver Speaks Out On L.I.

The widow of a police officer killed by a drunk driver gave a heartwrenching address on Long Island, sharing her emotions for the first time to hundreds of police officers on Long Island.


Nassau County Exec Plans Layoffs, Furloughs Amid Budget Woes

Edward Mangano’s proposal includes over $60 million in employee-related cuts, and would impose a 13-day unpaid furlough for county workers.


Nassau County Plans Layoffs, Cuts To Close Budget Gap

It’s a plan that will save the count over $121 million, but it will cost hundreds of jobs.


Local Rescue Workers Hope To Learn From Japan Disaster

Local rescue workers are keeping a close eye on the crisis in Japan, watching and learning in case of a similar disaster in the Tri-State.


L.I. Suspect’s Father Says Death Of Son & Officer Breitkopf Was Preventable

On Tuesday, David Digeronimo, the suspect’s father, spoke to CBS 2’s Jennifer McLogan and said he told police to “put the guns away.”


Expert: In Case Of Massive Tsunami Long Island Would Be Doomed

As the horror of the historic Japan earthquake and devastating tsunami is broadcast across our television screens, anxious homeowners who live in local coastal communities are asking: could it happen here?


Hempstead Village

Hempstead Village Mayor: We Are Not ‘Boozetown, USA’

It is an unflattering and unwanted reputation – being known as “Boozetown, USA.” The mayor of Hempstead Village on Long Island is on a crusade to rid his proud community of the drinking capitol stigma.


NYS Inmates Being Prosecuted For Abusive Phone Calls

New York State prison inmates who call their victims are learning the consequences of their words. The state is listening in — in a powerful effort to break the cycle of abuse.


L.I. Mom Gets Probation For Sexual Relationship With Teen Boy

Stephanie Finnerty, of Oceanside, was sentenced Monday after being charged with endangering the welfare of a child.


Parishioners Vow To Rebuild After New Rochelle Church Fire

One of Westchester County’s oldest African American congregations may have lost their church in lastMonday’s devastating fire, but new doors opened for them on Sunday.



Frustration Grows For Pothole-Dodging Drivers On L.I.

The Long Island Expressway was brought to its knees Wednesday by pothole repair crews, as emergency workers tried to keep up with the ripped up roads.


Bail Set For Truck Driver Accused In L.I. Cop’s Death

A truck driver accused of falling asleep at the wheel and killing a Long Island police officer appeared in court Tuesday. Bail was set at $90,000 bond and $47,500 cash for John Kaley.


Snow Banks Posing Yet Another Hazard After Winter Storms

At least one big hazard lingers in the Tri-State after the winter storms have departed – towering piles of snow that can hamper a driver’s view.


Woman Accused In L.I. Doctor’s Death: I’m No Monster

Months after retired Hempstead doctor Rebecca Twine was killed mowing her lawn, the woman charged in her death was apologetic Tuesday and told reporters she was “really sorry.”


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‘Nasty’ Facebook Page Shut Down On Long Island

Police on Long Island have shutdown a “nasty” Facebook page that detailed alleged sexual encounters of female students at Uniondale High School.


Long Island Teen Dies In Catskills Skiing Accident

Police said 18-year-old Erin Clare Malloy-McArdle of North Bellmore lost control at high speed and hit a tree at the Windham Mountain Ski Resort.


L.I. Man Accused Of Swindling $100K In House Raffle Scam

Imagine buying tickets to win a million-dollar waterfront home – only to be told the house isn’t even for sale. It happened to thousands on Long Island after an alleged house raffle scam.


Eastern Long Island Digs Out From Latest Snowstorm

Officials on eastern Long Island say some areas were hit by up to 17 inches of snow during an overnight storm, causing dozens of fender-benders but no injuries.


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Snow Removal Border War Between Queens, Nassau

One side of the street is a snowy mess, but the other is lean and clear. Why the difference? That was the situation on Wednesday in Nassau County’s Floral Park and Little Neck, just across the street in Queens.


Gov. Commutes Sentence Of L.I. Man Convicted In Shooting

Gov. David Paterson commuted the prison sentence of a black man convicted for the racially charged shooting death of a white teenager on Long Island to time served on Thursday.


Family, Friends Shocked Over Death Of L.I. Mom

The family of a missing Long Island mother, who was found dead in a wooded area, is filled with grief and disbelief. Her husband was questioned by police again on Wednesday.


Investigators: Remains Are Likely From Neither Escort

Who are they? Police revealed Friday the bodies found on Long Island may not be those of missing prostitutes. Now they hope new clues will lead them to the victims’ identities.


Police Investigate Bodies Dumped Near L.I. Beach

Police said a serial killer may have abandoned four bodies found Saturday and Monday — each apparently dumped from a vehicle — along the desolate stretch of Ocean Parkway near Gilgo Beach.


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Oil Costs Have Many Worried About Winter Home Heating

The costs of oil are skyrocketing, leaving many people concerned about how they’re going to pay to heat their home.


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Automakers To Eliminate Back-up Blind Spots

A Long Island father accidentally backed his SUV over his 2-year-old son, killing him. But instead of drowning in their grief, he and his family pushed for a new law to end this driveway danger.


L.I. Woman Sentenced In Heroin Car Crash

A Stony Brook woman convicted of hitting and killing an 11-year-old girl while driving high on heroin last year was sentenced to up to 12 years in prison Wednesday.


Serial Purse-Snatchers Strike Again On Long Island

Another woman has been targeted and attacked on her driveway on Long Island, and police say it’s the same group of purse-snatching thieves who have struck throughout Nassau County.


Holiday Deal-Seekers Gearing Up For Cyber Monday Sales

Now that Black Friday is a distant memory, holiday bargain hunters are gearing up for Cyber Monday.


$5,000 Reward Offered In L.I. Purse-Snatchings Case

The violent purse-snatchers have struck again, attacking two more women on Long Island. At least nine women have been terrorized over the past three weeks.


N.Y. High School To Double As Drug Rehab Clinic

First there was the heroin explosion plaguing the suburbs and killing kids. Now one Long Island school district has devised a plan, the first of its kind, to get its addicted students help.


As Winter Nears, Federal Heating Assistance Could Expire

Winter weather will be upon the tri-state soon enough, but state and federal programs designed to assist homeowners heat their homes could soon run out of money.


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Facebook Page Prompts LI Police To Reopen 1984 Case

Recent Facebook postings led cops to open up an unsolved Long Island crime from the ‘80s.


Long Island House Race Still Up In The Air

Long Island voters are stunned to learn that a week after the election, thousands of votes have suddenly been found.


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Retailers Offer Early Discounts In Advance Of Holidays

It’s already beginning to look a lot like Christmas. It’s barely November, but the holiday shopping season is in full swing, with retailers already offering deep discounts.


L.I. Man Sues Sears Over Price-Matching Promise

He was shopping for a great deal, but a Long Island man said he got the runaround from a popular department store when he tried to take advantage of their price-matching promise.


Baby Brain: How Pregnancy Affects Memory

It turns out a lot goes out with the bath water when a woman is pregnant, including memory. Doctors say the feeling many women get – that they are losing their minds – is not in their imagination.


Consumer Report: Shopping & Embedded Solicitation

Embedded giving – when a cashier asks if you’d like to donate to charity – raises millions for non-profits every year, but is it something you want to be asked about every time you shop?


Mineola Residents Vote On Closing Of Schools

Taxpayers in Mineola went to the polls to vote inside the very schools that are being considered for the chopping block.


Controversial Full Body Scanners Hit JFK

Body scanners are finally here. The new cutting edge body scanning technology was deployed for the first time Friday in the New York area.


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L.I. Police Hunt For Pair Of Potential Child Predators

Police on Long Island are hunting for two potential child predators. For the second time this week, there’s a warning about a man attempting to abduct children.


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L.I. Man Struck, Killed After Leaving Church

A manhunt is underway Wednesday for the driver who struck and killed a Long Island father as he left bible study.


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Cops: 3 Teens Viciously Beat 14-Year-Old On Bus

Nassau County Police said a local teen was savagely beaten on a Long Island school bus, in what’s being called a bias attack.


Sidewalk Repairs Become An Issue In Smithtown

Homeowners in Smithtown are unhappy over a plan that would force them to shell out thousands of dollars to repair crumbling sidewalks.


Family Outraged Over Sentence For Repeat DWI Driver

A drunk driver who nearly killed a teenage boy on Long Island was sentenced to six months in prison, and the victim’s family is outraged at what they call “a slap on the wrist.”


17 Aliases Later, Alleged Con Artist Arrested

Police arrested a woman who they said played on the sympathies of Hamptons store owners and friends who accepted her bogus checks.


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Queens DA: Clerk Tried To Steal $14 Million Lotto Ticket

A criminal investigation has been launched against an alleged Lotto ticket scammer. The Queens district attorney said Friday someone tried to cheat a $14 million lottery winner out of his prize money.


Thieves Rob Sick Long Island Boy Of His Medication

A group of thieves broke into a home in broad daylight and stole a child’s medicine. The burglars also made away with donations recently raised for the young boy, who suffers from cystic fibrosis.