Keith Jones Biography
Keith Jones is a nine-time Emmy Award and three-time Edward R. Murrow Award-winning News Anchor, Host, and Reporter working for NBC10 News in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Jones joined the station in July 2012 and anchors from Monday to Friday from 4.00 to &.00am. In addition, he files reports for NBC News and also co-hosts The Lineup on Apple TV and Roku.
Keith Jones Education
Jones was brought up in the New Egypt section of Plumsted Township, New Jersey. He went to New Egypt High School where he took the role of captain of the basketball team, further, for his 4 years in school, he led the school musical. Later, Jones went to Villanova University where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Communications and minors in Journalism and Philosophy. While he was still in the university, Keith was a student manager and practice player, he actually traveled the country with the Villanova Wildcats men’s basketball team.
Keith Jones Career
After graduating from college, Jones got a job at WHSV in Harrisonburg, Virginia as a Reporter. He worked there for only one year and proved he was good at his work. He, therefore, got a promotion to anchoring weekends and then weekday mornings. During his time there, the station was able to be awarded “Best Morning News Show” by the Virginia Association of Broadcasters. Jones stayed there for 3 straight years and then got another job at WTAE in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania as an Anchor and Reporter. While working here, he covered such stories as; the contentious 2010 Pennsylvania Governor’s race, the trial of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, and also the dedication of the Flight 93 Memorial in Shanksville.
Further, in July 2012 Jones left WTAE for WCAU in Philadelphia working as the Weekday Morning Anchor, h was actually the youngest anchor in the Philadelphia area. In addition, he anchored the 11:00 am hour-long weekday newscast. Top of what he has covered include; the deadly tornadoes in Moore, Oklahoma, the Boston Marathon bombing, the 2013 U.S. Open (golf), Superstorm Sandy, the sentencing of former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky, and also the London Olympic Games.
On the other hand, he reported live from Super Bowl XLIX in Glendale, AZ in 2015. Within the same year, he played a very important role in NBC10 when he covered Pope Francis’ historic visit to Philadelphia. Good to note that, he has been covering the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament since 2014. This includes the 2017–18 Villanova Wildcats men’s basketball team and the two national championship runs of the 2015–16 Villanova Wildcats men’s basketball team.
Again, Jones appeared Live on NBC in the nationally televised musical Hairspray in 2016. Two times, he was able to compete on the American Ninja Warrior course in Philadelphia. Also in South Korea, Jones covered the 2018 Winter Olympics and was lucky to win an Emmy.
Keith Jones Age
Jones is 37 years old as of 2022, he was born in the year 1983, his birthdate is however not available as of now.
Keith Jones Height
Jones’ height is 5 feet and 6 inches tall, his weight is 73kgs.
Keith Jones Family
Jones is one of three boys in his family and he is a native of New Egypt in Ocean County, New Jersey. He was brought up in New Egypt, a section of Plumsted Township. He has, however, not revealed much about his parents and siblings, and other family members. In addition, he lives with a Miniature American Shepherd named Charlie, who he named “his shadow.”
Keith Jones Wife
Jones is not married, it seems he has not yet healed from the pain of losing his longtime girlfriend Cara McCollum. Cara succumbed to a one-car accident on an icy Route 55 in Pittsgrove Township, Salem County, at the age of 24. She had sustained head injuries and passed on one week later at Cooper University Hospital. Jone’s girlfriend was buried in her hometown of Forrest City, Arkansas, her memorial service took place in Ocean City, New Jersey, and Keith gave the eulogy on both occasions. Further, he awards the Cara McCollum Scholarship annually at the Miss New Jersey Pageant. The two did not have any children.
Keith Jones Salary
Jones’ salary is about $110, 000 per year.
Keith Jone’s Net Worth
Jones’ has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million and $5 Million. His primary source of income is working as a News Anchor.
Keith Jones Social Media Accounts
He is active on social media i.e. Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, etc. He has over 2000 followers on Instagram, over 20000 followers on Facebook, and over 6000 followers on Twitter.