Who is Keith Jones?
Keith Jones is an American six-time Emmy Award-winning journalist working at NBC10 News as an anchor. He hosts live newscasts every weekday morning from 4:00 to 7:00 and co-hosts The Lineup on Apple TV and Roku. Therefore he has been an anchor, host, and reporter for WCAU in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania since July 2012.
Keith Jones Date of Birth / Age
Jones is approximately 40 years as of 2022 although his exact age is not known as he has managed to keep his date of birth away from the public. However, we will update the information once available.
Keith Jones Weight and Height
Jones is about 140 pounds in weight and has a height of 5 feet and 7 inches on average.
Keith Jones Parents and Siblings
Jones has always kept his personal life private. However, he was born in Egypt, Ocean County, New Jersey, and raised by his both parents. He has 3 brothers although no information is available regarding their names. Nonetheless, will be updated once available.
Keith Jones Spouse/ Wife
Jones’s long-time fiancee Cara McCollum,24, passed on in 2016 from a head injury sustained through a road accident on an icy Route 55 in Pittsgrove Township, Salem County. She was buried in her hometown of Forest City, Arkansas while a memorial celebration was performed in Ocean City, New Jersey. In both circumstances, Jones read her eulogy with deep sorrow.
Keith has always consoled himself with her saying it’s not the years in my life that count, but the life in my years. He annually awards a Cara McCollum Scholarship at Miss New Jersey Pageant. Jones enjoys the company of his dog Charlie a Miniature American Shepherd who gave him company when he lost his girlfriend and grieved with him.
Keith Jones Kids / Children
Details regarding whether or not Jones has any children are not available to the public at the moment. However, we will update this information once more details concerning this are available.
Keith Jones Education
Jones schooled in New Egypt High School and performed excellently. He was also the basketball team captain and acted the lead-in music for four years. Jones joined Villanova University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Communications and minors in Journalism and Philosophy.
During his time on Campus, he was a student manager and practice player for the Villanova Wildcats men’s basketball team. The team made him travel a lot in the country and on one occasion their flight made an emergency landing in Providence, Rhode Island in 2005.
It was a scary moment when flight attendants began to cry as they were informed of an emergency “crash” landing. This made the team worried as they thought they were going to die. However, the pilot in a way swung the airplane back to the airport and landed safely on an icy runway lined with emergency vehicles.
It was discovered the plane had an instrument failure that affected the plane’s ability to climb. Jones was so passionate about basketball and its responsibilities hence missing quite a number of his lessons every year. He also shared a room in his junior year with NBA ALL-StarKyle low.
Keith Jones Career and NBC
Jones joined WCAU in Philadelphia in 2012 as the weekly Morning anchor Keith joined NBC10 at a tender age, therefore, was the youngest anchor in Philadelphia. Jones joined WCAU in Philadelphia as an intern and later worked for WHSV in Harrisonburg, Virginia as a reporter. He advanced into anchoring weekends and then weekday mornings. The station received an award as the Best Morning News Show by the Virginia Association of Broadcasters.
Jones later joined WTAE in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania team as an Anchor and Reporter. His assignments included covering various stories like the contentious 2010 Pennsylvania Governor’s race, the trial of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky and the dedication of Flight 93 Memorial in Shanksville.
Jones was live from Super Bowl XLIX in Glendale, AZ, in 2015. He also covered Pope Francis’ historic visit to Philadelphia for NBC10s. Jones covered the NCAA Division 1 Men’s Basketball Tournament in 2014 and he appeared in the nationally televised musical Hairspray Live on NBCin 2016.
He was among the competitors in American Ninja Warrior two times. Keith won an Emmy award in 2018 after covering Winter Olympics in South Korea. In addition, he also traveled to Tokyo in 2021 to cover the 2020 Olympics.
Keith Jones Accomplishments
He received Villanova University’s annual Ethos Award in 2014acknowledges alumnus serving as models in the field of communication.
Jones was also awarded Villanova University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences’ Young Alumni Medallion. The medallion is usually given to alumni every year who perform excellently in their professional and continuously serve the community and the University.
Jones was declared one of the”50 Hottest News Anchors in the World” in 2017. He is an adjunct professor of Broadcast Journalism at his alma mater Villanova University since 2013. Jones also lectured at The College of New Jersey. However, he is a mentor to students in both high school and college and he is a board member of Main Line Deputy Dog. The initiative assists both mentally and physically challenged dogs.
Also a board member of Turning Points for Children helping the community in bringing up educated, healthy and strong children in partnership and the Philadelphia Fireman’s Hall Museum. Jones has also been a volunteer for the American Red Cross of Southeastern PA for many decades.
Jones loves to play piano, guitar, and drums and writes songs. During his free time, he takes care of his dog who has become a close companion.
How Much Does Keith Jones Earn?
Jones earns an annual salary that ranges from $80,000-$110,000.
How Much is Keith Jones Worth?
As a News Anchor/Reporter, Jones has been able to accumulate a net worth that ranges from $1 million to $5 million.
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