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WTVJ Brings Keith Jones for Mornings

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Just announced this morning by WTVJ, they have hired Keith Jones as a weekday morning anchor. He is currently a morning anchor at WTSP, the CBS affiliate in Tampa. He will join Pam Giganti and Ryan Phillips on NBC 6 News mornings and at 11am.

Jones isn’t a stranger to South Florida, he graduated from Barry University and worked as a reporter’s assistant at WSVN and as a reporter at WPBF in Palm Beach.

KEITH JONES JOINS NBC 6 AS WEEKDAY MORNING ANCHOR

MIRAMAR, FL – June 22, 2012 –Keith Jones will join Pam Giganti as co-anchor of the NBC 6 News at 5am, 5:30am, 6am and 11am, announced Manuel Martinez, NBC 6 President and General Manager. Keith joins the station from WTSP in Tampa/St. Petersburg where he anchored the morning and noon newscasts for more than three years.

Prior to joining WTSP, Keith served as morning and main fill-in anchor at KDKA and weekend anchor at WPXI in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He also held anchor positions at WOWK in Charleston, West Virginia and WTVG in Toledo, Ohio.

“Keith’s strong reporting and anchoring background will make him a valuable addition to NBC 6 News,” said Martinez. “We’re excited to have our morning team in place. Keith, Pam Giganti, meteorologist Ryan Phillips, together with our team of morning reporters, will give our viewers all the information they need to start their day well informed.”

Keith’s experience includes anchoring continuous coverage and reporting from the crash site of United Flight 93 on September 11th, field anchoring and reporting from the scene of nine trapped miners at Quecreek Mine in Pennsylvania, and reporting from plane crashes and prison breaks. Keith earned EMMY nominations and numerous first place awards from the Pennsylvania AP, Cleveland Press Club, and Crystal Awards in the areas of features and spot news.

Keith is no stranger to South Florida, having earned a Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Communication/Journalism from Barry University, where he attended on a baseball scholarship. He grew up in the suburbs of Columbus, Ohio.

Keith enjoys outdoor activities with his daughters, Madeline and Mary Margaret. He and his family volunteer for the American Heart Association and various children’s hospitals.

About NBC 6 / WTVJ NBC 6 / WTVJ is the NBC owned station serving Miami-Dade, Broward and Monroe counties. NBC 6 was Florida’s first television station and has been covering news in South Florida for more than 60 years. WTVJ was founded on three basic principles: commitment to the community, excellence in journalism, and pioneering and innovation. Today, NBC 6 produces more than 30 hours of local news and programming per week, delivers dynamic multi-platform content on NBCMiami.com and Miami Nonstop, and continues its commitment to the community by cultivating local partnerships and capturing the diversity of South Florida.

About NBC Owned Television Stations NBC Owned Television Stations is the division of NBCUniversal that includes 10 local television stations and their digital channels and websites, as well as a group of out-of-home properties and a production company. The 10 stations produce and deliver compelling and unique local news, information and entertainment programming to viewers in the communities they serve, which include New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco Bay Area, Dallas-Fort Worth, Washington, D.C., Miami, San Diego and Connecticut, with a goal of connecting to their audiences anytime and anywhere.

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For more information contact:
Barbara Alfonso, NBC 6 Miami t:954-622-6852 e: barbara.alfonso@nbcuni.com
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13 COMMENTS

  1. That sucks. For the last year or so, he hasn’t been wearing his wedding ring. I wonder why he is leaving. Him and Ginger work well together.

  2. News of Keith Jones leaving WTSP for WTVJ comes as quite a surprise. Keith and Ginger seemed like a good pairing on WTSP’s morning and midday news… don’t know if he and Pam will be a good pairing on WTVJ’s morning and midday news. WTSP will have to find a new morning and midday co-anchor.

    The only good Gannett-owned station would likely be KUSA Denver. The only good NBC O&O station would likely be WRC DC. We’ll have to see how Keith Jones does at WTVJ.

  3. He is overdue improvement. Why in the world would you promote
    your part time fill in weather person, Trina Robinson, to an
    anchor postion when she has a bad speech impediment? It is so
    distracting you have to change the channel. Just listen to her pronounce the word “moisture”. Trust me I am not alone on this. I give her until the next sweeps period tops. Big
    mistake.

  4. Just4Fan, Trina is better than Jackie Nespral and a stronger journalist than her. Adam should go back and do sports or anchor weekend news. Both him and Jackie look lost. Julia Yarbough and Joel Connable should come back and be the face of NBC6. Jackie is nice in person but no one watches them. Horrible site to watch at NBC 6. After what they did to Ann Curry will no longer watch today show. Total disrespect and it was not Ann Curry ratings fault. The Today is not a news program and its getting boring.

  5. Is this what NBC6 thinks is the “New NBC6.” This guy Keith is boring and dry. I have watched him in Tampa and he puts me to sleep. Maybe they want the morning viewers or morning viewer to fall back asleep. He is dry and like watching paint dry.If I am wrong please tell me where I can see a charasmatic anchor. Maybe I have just seen him on bad days. As for who should eb anchoring at NBC6. No One. The station is dead. A friend of mine works in sales for them and said the 11pm barely gets half a rating point. That is failure. I would love to see Joel and Julia anchor together but Julia has basicaly left the Tv business forever. I hear Joel on the radio and see him on Fox News every few weeks talking about travel, so it looks like he’s not interested in coming back to the unflused toilet known as TV news. They always called NBC the Titantic.

  6. Yoi are all haters. Trina is the best journalist in all of Miami. She was offered network jobs with CBS news and, at one time, she was going to anchor the CBS early Show. She is amazing and I watch her closely everyday because she knows this town and can handle breaking news and weather. She needs to go to the network. We need stars like her. I love her new look too. Beautiful. I heard the 5pm is beating Channel 7 because of her. Take some of your own medicien WSVN.

  7. I doubt that Julia has plans to return to the TV news business anytime soon. It would be nice to see Kelly Craig… as well as Joel Connable back on WTVJ. To me, it seems that NBC insists on keeping Jackie Nespral, like she must be WTVJ’s “eye candy”. Pam Giganti and Sharon Lawson are very likeable talents too.

    Speaking of NBC’s long-running Today show. I’m not very pleased with how NBC handled Ann Curry’s departure from the lead co-host position, and quickly naming Savannah Guthrie as her replacement. The day that Ann announced she’d be leaving Today, the show goes to commerical, and returns from commercial with Savannah sitting in her place… and that was very disrespectful. This coming on the heels of the recent dismissal of long-time WNBC anchor Sue Simmons. Ann is being scapegoated for the ratings drop… it’s really the NBC higher-ups and Today show producers that are truly to blame… and you’ve got some speculating that Matt Lauer may have been wanting Ann gone too. It remains to be seen if this shake-up could and might already be spelling opportunity for Good Morning America and CBS This Morning.

    • The Ann Curry situation was terrible. Certainly not a decision related to NBC-6 management, but this does not bode well for NBC-6’s early morning and midday shows which are bookends to the Today show.

      Anyone have some actual ratings comparisons with 6’s new team, including Adam and Trina?

  8. Anything that Comcast is involved in is bound to turn into a disaster. 🙁
    Unfortunately, I am stuck with them as my cable supplier. Time for competition in that industry.

  9. The one and ONLY reason I watched Ch 10 News (WTSP) was for Keith Jones. The Knuckleheads in management should have been grooming him for lead anchor and instead they let him go. I know the WTSP higher ups think the sun rises and sets on Reginald Roundtree but they have allowed many other talented newsmen to leave in frustration. Good Luck to Keith wherever you land. Will miss you here in Tampa

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