Daralene Jones Biography
Daralene Jones is a skilled American journalist currently working at WFTV as an anchor. in addition, she also anchors Eyewitness News Sunday evenings at 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. on WFTV Channel 9, and at 10 p.m. on TV 27, WRDQ.
Daralene Jones Age
How old is Jones? She is 40 years old as of 2023. She was born in 1983, however, she has not revealed the month in which she was born, research is ongoing will update it as soon as it is available.
Daralene Jones Education
Jones attended and graduated from Illinois State University where she received a Bachelor of Science in Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs. In addition, she also attended the University of Illinois where she received Masters of Arts, In Public Affairs.
Daralene Jones Height|Weight
Jones stands on an average height of 5 feet 7 inches and weighs around 70kgs
Daralene Jones Family
Jones is the daughter of Russell Hawkins of Chicago and the late Shirley Jean Head. She is the youngest of five children. Shirly worked as a nurse. The family resides on the South Side, In crime neighborhoods. After the death of her mother, her father stopped coming around. She has not seen him since then, she lived with her aunt for a couple of years. Her Aunt sent her away the summer before she joined eighth grade for being a stubborn child. She moved to live with her sister Dorothy who was attending Western Illinois University in Macomb.
Daralene Jones Husband
Jones is happily married to Antoine Jamaal Bell who is a mechanical engineer for Lockheed Martin in June 2013 at the Orange County Regional History Center in Orlando, Florida. The son of Sandra F. Bell in Olivia, N.C.
Daralene Jones Children
Jones and her husband Antoine are blessed with two children Eleon and Aiden, hence she has not disclosed information regarding her children. This information will be updated as soon as it is available.
Daralene Jones Career
She is among the team of the 9 Investigates unit She joined the team for her second stint with WFTV. In addition, she also anchors Eyewitness News Sunday evenings at 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. on WFTV Channel 9, and at 10 p.m. on TV 27, WRDQ. In 2012, she left WFTV, to work for NBC in Philadelphia. Jones covered some of the region’s biggest stories, including the abduction of a 5-year-old, which earned her an Emmy nomination.
She covered extensively the School District of Philadelphia budget crisis, Gov. Chris Christie’s GW Bridge scandal, and was the front reporter during coverage of the murder trial of abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell. Jones has moved for national stories, including the D.C. Navy Yard shooting, Oklahoma City tornadoes, and Boston Marathon bombings.
She gained a status as an enterprising reporter who delivered exclusive stories and breaking news, she was the lead reporter on the death of Trayvon Martin and the hazing death of Florida A&M University drum major Robert Champion during her first-time stint at WFTV.
She has interviewed Florida Gov. Rick Scott days after the 2012 presidential election and pressed him on his controversial refusal to extend early voting in the state and the impact that may have had in delayed election results where she holds public figures accountable. Her reporting was featured on MSNBC. She was born and raised in Chicago, Jones and her husband are happy to call Orlando home.
Daralene Jones Salary
She has an estimated salary ranging between $70,000 – $125,000.
Daralene Jones Net Worth
Jones has an estimated net worth of $1 Million -$5 Million which she earned from her broadcasting career.
Daralene Jones Social media Platforms
Jones is very active on social media platforms and has over 6.7k followers on Twitter, 500 followers on Instagram, and over 4k followers on Facebook.