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.
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