Jeffrey Blount is a native of Smithfield, Virginia. A 1977 graduate of Smithfield High school, he continued his education at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. He graduated from VCU in 1981 with a degree in Mass Communication/Broadcast Journalism.
Today, Jeffrey is the Emmy Award Winning, Senior Director at NBC News Washington. Presently, his duties include the direction of all Washington material for NBC Nightly News as well as being a Director of Meet The Press and The Chris Matthews Show. He has also been the Director of The Sunday Today show and has Directed The Today Show. His duties also include the direction of special events such as State of the Union Addresses, Presidential Press Conferences, Oval Office addresses as well as other government events.
In recent years, he has put his writing talent to use working with long-time friend and VCU alum, Joe Cortina of Cortina Productions. He has written scripts for films produced by Joe that are now on display in the Muhammad Ali Museum, The Newseum, The New England Patriots Museum, America I Am: The African American Imprint, The Museum at Bethel Woods/Woodstock and others. With these projects came the honor of multiple Cine Golden Eagle Awards, Muse Awards and a 2009 Thea Award. Jeffrey is married to Jeanne Meserve, Middlebury alum and they have two children – daughter Julia and son Jake.