Captain Jeff Long

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Captain Jeff Long, the pilot/reporter in Chopper 13, joined the WJZ team in June 2012.

Capt. Jeff began his broadcasting career in 1986 as a journalist with the U.S. Navy, working in television and radio in Honduras and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.  His last duty station was in Norfolk, Va., where he reported for Navy News This Week.   While in the Navy, Jeff won several Navy Chief of Information Awards, as well as Department of Defense Thomas Jefferson Awards for excellence in broadcasting.

Jeff is a graduate of the Defense Information School’s journalism and broadcasting programs.  He also studied communications at Penn State and Radio/TV at Tidewater Community College.

In 1991, Jeff moved to Memphis, where he worked as a video editor.  He settled in Maryland in 1994, and took a position as the production manager for a company that produced documentaries for A&E.  A few years later, he began freelancing in video production and aerial photography – a career that kept him busy while he built flight hours; first in airplanes, then in helicopters.

Capt. Jeff has worked as a flight instructor, tour pilot, charter pilot and news helicopter pilot in a variety of aircraft.  Chopper 13 is a Bell 206 JetRanger, outfitted with a FLIR broadcast video camera.  Jeff flies with a WJZ photojournalist and you can see their reports during the afternoon and evening newscasts, or anytime there is breaking news.

When he is not flying, Jeff enjoys playing blues guitar, boating and photography.  He and his wife Louise live on Kent Island.

You can follow Capt. Jeff on Twitter @WJZCaptJeff.

Police Respond To Fatal Shooting In Northwest Baltimore

City police responded to the scene of a shooting in Northwest Baltimore Tuesday, where a man has died from his injuries.

12/26/2017

Teen Girl Killed, Downed Trees And Outages Confirmed Following Severe Weather

Baltimore County police confirmed that a 14-year-old girl has died in an accident on Pot Spring Road and Deer Fox Lane in Lutherville, Thursday.

08/03/2017

Police Investigating Crash On Bel Air Rd In Harford Co.

Police and Fire and EMS units are investigating a crash on Bel Air Road and Mountain Road in Harford County.

02/03/2017

Tractor Trailer Accident on I-95 Shuts Down Highway

A tractor trailer has overturned on I-95 after colliding with a SUV, temporarily shutting down the southbound lane near I-695 in Rosedale.

12/05/2016

Overturned Tractor Trailer On Southbound I-95 Affects Rush Hour Traffic

An overturned tractor trailer blocked traffic getting onto southbound I-95 at the inner loop of 695 this evening.

09/20/2016

Suspect Apprehended After Police Pursuit

A suspect is in police custody after a brief police pursuit Monday evening.

04/25/2016

Man Dead After Anne Arundel County Accident

A man is dead after a deadly accident in Anne Arundel County.

04/08/2016

Serious Accident Snarls Traffic On I-95 In Harford County

A serious accident snarls traffic on I-95 in Harford County.

12/09/2015

Several Injured After Tour Bus Crashes On I-95

Three people are recovering after a car and tour bus collided on I-95 during rush hour, causing a traffic nightmare.

11/25/2015

Crews Rescue Farmer Trapped Inside Elkton Silo

A farmer was rescued Tuesday morning after being trapped inside a Cecil County silo for several hours.

08/11/2015

Multi-Vehicle Accident Shuts Down I-695

Five people have been transported to local hospitals after a multi-vehicle accident on the inner loop of Interstate 695.

07/30/2015

Investigation Underway After Body Found In Harford Co.

Authorities in Harford County are investigating after a body was found on Friday afternoon.

04/17/2015

Suspects Apprehended After Police Chase

A double shooting reportedly led to a police chase.

09/15/2014

Accident Snarls Traffic At Ft. McHenry Toll Plaza

An accident on Southbound 95 at the Fort McHenry Toll Plaza is causing big problems.

07/15/2014

Pickup Truck Crashes Into 7-Eleven After Driver Assaulted

A pickup truck plows right through a 7-Eleven in Baltimore County.

06/06/2014

At Least 3 Injured In Crash Involving Dump Truck On Rt. 32 At 295

Three people are injured after a multi-vehicle crash involving a dump truck on eastbound Route 32 at 295.

04/24/2014

Officer Injured In Police-involved Crash In East Baltimore

An officer is injured in a police-involved crash on East Lafayette Street in East Baltimore.

04/24/2014

1 Person Flown To Shock Trauma After Crash On Rt. 50

A violent, two-vehicle crash on eastbound Rt. 50 and 424 sent one person to Shock Trauma.

04/23/2014

Vehicle Strikes House, Ruptures Gas Line

A car leaves the road and ends up in the side of a house in Edgewood.

04/22/2014

Police On Scene Of Pepper Spray Incident At Baltimore School

Police are on the scene of a pepper spray incident at New Era Academy.

04/01/2014

Serious Crash Involving Dump Truck Closes Part Of Charles Street In Towson

Police are investigating a serious crash involving a dump truck at Charles Street and Towsontown Boulevard.

04/01/2014

Fatal Crash On Route 100 Involved 6 Vehicles, Including Cement Truck

A fatal, multi-vehicle collision on Route 100 is under investigation.

03/18/2014

Overturned Tractor Trailer On 695 Shuts Down Ramp To 83N

An overturned tractor trailer created a major rush hour headache for commuters in Baltimore County.

03/17/2014

3-Alarm Fire Heavily Damages Odenton Apartment Building

A three-alarm apartment fire heavily damages an apartment building in Anne Arundel County.

03/07/2014

2 Boats Catch On Fire In Anne Arundel Co.

Two boats catch on fire at an Eastport dock.

01/23/2014

Water Main Break Near Harbor Tunnel Causes Some Problems

A water main break in the city near the Harbor Tunnel is causing a few problems.

12/20/2013

Fuel Spill A Concern After Truck Overturns In Dundalk

A truck overturned in Dundalk on Wednesday afternoon, snarling traffic in the region.

12/18/2013

Pedestrian Killed In Middle River Train Accident

A pedestrian is dead after being hit by a train in Middle River.

12/17/2013

Driver Dead After Car Overturns On Route 198 At I-95

A fatal accident on westbound Route 198 at I-95 South snarled traffic during Monday evening rush.

12/16/2013

Fatal 3-Alarm Fire In Northeast Baltimore Under Investigation

The Baltimore City Fire Department is investigating a fatal fire in Northeast Baltimore.

11/25/2013

High Water Rescue: Watch The Video

One person is rescued after the car he or she was driving in was surrounded by high water in Anne Arundel County.

10/11/2013

Woman Struck, Killed By CSX Train Identified

A young woman is dead after being hit by a train in Baltimore County.

08/23/2013

Possible Landing Gear Problem Ties Up Runway At BWI

A possible landing gear problem holds up the runway at BWI.

07/24/2013

Flooding Reported In Parts Of Maryland

Flooding has been reported in parts of Maryland.

07/03/2013

Fuel Spill On 895/95 Ramp Snarls Traffic

A fuel spill on the ramp from 895 to 95 caused a huge problem for motorists.

06/25/2013

No Injuries Reported In Small Plane Accident On Kent Island

Sources say three people were on board when a small plane made a crash landing on Kent Island on Tuesday afternoon.

06/25/2013

SUV Drives Into Gwynn Oak Post Office

An SUV slammed into a post office on Liberty Road.

06/04/2013

Pedestrian Struck On I-295, Police On Scene

A pedestrian accident is under investigation in Baltimore City.

05/22/2013

Overturned Tracter Trailer Snarls Traffic On The Inner Loop; Driver Injured

An overturned tractor trailer snarls traffic on the inner loop of I-695. The injured driver has been taken to a local hospital.

05/13/2013

Medevac On The Scene Of Kent Island Crash

A serious accident halts traffic in Queen Anne’s County.

05/10/2013

Tractor Trailer Crash On Rt. 29 Delays Traffic In Columbia

A traffic tractor crash on Northbound Rt. 29 is blocking several lanes of traffic in Columbia.

04/25/2013

3-Alarm Fire Damages Several Homes In Annapolis

At least two Annapolis homes suffered heavy fire damage Wednesday afternoon.

04/10/2013

Crews Fight Mulch Fire In Anne Arundel County

Crews are fighting a mulch fire in Anne Arundel County.

04/10/2013

Deer Blamed In Fatal 2-Car Crash In Owings Mills

A fatal accident in Owings Mills Thursday afternoon is being blamed on a deer darting out onto the road.

04/04/2013

I-695 Crash Involving Multiple Cars & Tractor Trailer Shuts Down Several Lanes

A serious accident on the Outer Loop of the Beltway, involving multiple vehicles and a tractor trailer, has shut down several lanes.

04/04/2013

Brush Fire On Carroll Island Threatening Eagle Population

Baltimore County firefighters are monitoring a brush fire near C. P. Crane Power Plant on Carroll Island.

04/02/2013

Overturned Tractor Trailer Backs Up I-695 Inner Loop Near I-83

An overturned tractor trailer on the Inner Loop of I-695 between northbound I-83 and Charles Street created a nightmare for drivers around lunchtime Friday.

03/22/2013

Woman Dies In 3-Car Crash Involving Oil Truck & Horse Trailer On Route 23

A woman is dead after a serious accident at Route 23 and Grafton Shop Road involving three vehicles and a horse trailer.

02/21/2013

Car Accident In Northeast Baltimore Shuts Down Kenwood Avenue

Two cars have been involved in an accident in Overlea on Kenwood Avenue, shutting down the road.

01/10/2013

Multi-Car Accident Backs Up Traffic On I-695 Near 95

A multi-car accident is backing up traffic on the outer loop of I-695 near I-95.

01/04/2013

Man Rescued After Car Lands Upside Down Near Atkisson Reservoir

A man has been rescued after his car went over an embankment and almost into a nearby reservoir.

12/05/2012

Child Injured In Howard County Bus Accident

A child has been injured in a bus accident in Howard County.

11/16/2012

5 Prisoners Injured After Transport Vehicle Crashes On 695

Five prisoners were injured after a police transport vehicle crashed on the inner loop of 695.

10/24/2012