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Sheinelle Jones is a co-anchor of NBC News’ “Weekend TODAY” and a mid-week correspondent for “TODAY.” She is also a contributing anchor on weekend editions of “MSNBC Live,” hosts Dateline NBC on OWN, and hosts a new Sirius XM radio show, “Off the Rails” – with co-hosts Al Roker & Dylan Dreyer.
Since joining TODAY in October 2014, Jones has covered breaking news events, and a variety of human interest stories, including: the 50th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday” in Selma, Alabama; Ryan Ferguson, a young man who spent 10 years in prison for a crime he did not commit; and countless interviews with notable figures and celebrities. You’ll also see her trademark enthusiasm on the red carpet including the Academy Awards, Golden Globes, and Grammy Awards.
Jones is also a contributor to the TODAY Parenting Team, a multi-platform community where she shares about her life as a “multi-tasking mom” and interacts with viewers around the country.
Prior to joining TODAY, Jones served as co-host of FOX’s Emmy Award-winning morning show "Good Day Philadelphia" where she reported local, national and international headlines. She also interviewed a number of notable politicians and celebrities, from Senator Barack Obama and Senator Hillary Clinton to Halle Berry, Kevin Hart, and Martin Sheen. She began at “Good Day” in July 2005 as a general assignment reporter for the broadcast.
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 the FOX Tulsa, Oklahoma affiliate KOKI, where she served as an evening news anchor and reporter. During her time 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.
She 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.
Jones graduated from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism with a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism and Spanish. She and her husband live in Manhattan with their 5-year-old twin son and daughter and their 8-year-old son.