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Sheinelle Jones, co-host of 3rd hour of TODAY

Sheinelle Jones is a co-host of NBC News’ 3rd hour of TODAY and a mid-week correspondent for TODAY.
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Sheinelle Jones is co-host of the 3rd Hour of TODAY. Since joining NBC News in 2014, Jones has covered a variety of breaking news events and human-interest stories.

During her tenure, Jones has interviewed many notable politicians and news makers including then-Senator Barack Obama, then-Senator Hillary Clinton, former United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Dr. Anthony Fauci, and Breonna Taylor’s mother, Tamika Palmer. She has conducted up close interviews with other notable figures and celebrities including Halle Berry, Kevin Hart, John Legend, Celine Dion, Tiffany Haddish, and sports legends including Derek Jeter, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Venus Williams.

Jones has also covered timely breaking news events. Most recently she hosted a roundtable for the network taking an in-depth look at the COVID-19 crisis and its effect on the healthcare workers and minority communities. She also broadcasted live from Philadelphia as part of the TODAY show’s continuing special series “Reopening America TODAY.”

Jones hosts “Through Mom’s Eyes,” a digital series for TODAY where she visits with the mothers of celebrities to discuss their journey behind the scenes, and to get their unique take on raising successful children. In addition, she contributes to the TODAY Parenting Team, a multi-platform community where she shares stories about her life as a multi-tasking mom and interacts with viewers around the country. She also co-hosts a weekly radio show “Off the Rails” on Sirius XM with fellow TODAY show co-hosts Al Roker and Dylan Dreyer, and hosts “Wild Child,” an award-winning weekly educational series, part of NBC’s “The More You Know” family programming.

Jones is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and The Links Inc., an international group of women devoted to enriching the lives of families in their communities. Jones, who comes from a family of educators, takes a special interest in activities involving education.

Prior to joining TODAY, Jones served as a co-host of FOX’s Emmy Award-winning morning show "Good Day Philadelphia" where she reported local, national and international headlines. During her time in Philadelphia, Jones was recognized for her involvement with children and youth organizations. She also received proclamations from the city of Philadelphia and the states of Pennsylvania and Delaware citing her work as a journalist and volunteer. Jones joined FOX Philadelphia from FOX Tulsa where she served as an evening news anchor and reporter. During her tenure there, Jones was awarded and honored by the National Association of Black Journalists and the Oklahoma Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. Jones began her career as a morning anchor and reporter for WICS-TV in Springfield, Illinois.

Jones is a graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism with a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism and Spanish. She lives with her husband Uche Ojeh in Manhattan with their 9-year-old twin son and daughter, Uche and Clara, and their 12-year-old son, Kayin.

Jones is on Twitter at @SheinelleJones and Instagram at @sheinelle_o.