Kim Jones (reporter)
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Kimberly Alicia Jones (born on September 7, 1969 in Dallastown, Pennsylvania) is a former clubhouse reporter for New York Yankees games on the YES Network and is a semi-regular talk show host on WFAN, a New York City-based all-sports radio station. She held her position with YES from 2005 through the 2011 season.
Jones graduated from Penn State University in the early 1990s and is associated with their Center for Sports Journalism. From 2005-2007, Jones made regular appearances on the Penn State radio program Let's Talk Penn State with a segment that shared its name with her former blog: "Keeping Up With the Jones."
Before joining YES, she was the New York Giants beat reporter and an NFL columnist for The Star-Ledger newspaper in Newark, New Jersey. In addition to her duties on YES and WFAN, Jones continues to write a Sunday NFL column for The Star-Ledger.
Jones also kept a blog for YESNetwork.com, entitled "Keeping Up With the Jones", that provided news and insight about the Yankees and often featured interviews with current and former players.
An incident of some notoriety in the New York area and on the Internet occurred during an interview with Jones in 2010. During the broadcast of a Yankees road game against the Minnesota Twins, Jones held up a "pork chop on a stick" as a demonstration of local cuisine. A fan then walked up behind her and bit off a piece of pork chop.
On January 24, 2012, it was reported that Jones decided not to renew her contract with YES, in order to pursue other opportunities. Jones' replacement at YES was announced in March 2012, with the signing of fellow Pennsylvania native, Meredith Marakovits.
Jones has also guest hosted on WFAN for either the Boomer and Carton radio show or Benigno and Roberts when the hosts have been on vacation or unavailable. She has partnered with Chris Carlin, Sid Rosenberg, Marc Malusis, and Adam "The Bull" Gerstenhaber.
- Kim Jones biography
- "Kim Jones leaves YES after seven years". Newsday.com. 2012-01-24.
- Terranova, Justin (March 20, 2012). "SNY's Marakovits replacing Jones on YES". New York Post.
- Klapisch, Bob. "YES, Ma'am: Yankees field reporter Kim Jones of Saddle Brook gets all the right answers", (201) magazine, July 2008, backed up by the Internet Archive as of September 24, 2010. Accessed December 17, 2013. "Luckily for the Saddle Brook resident, journalism has been an enduring strength. Jones hosts a talk show on WFAN, and since 2000 has been covering the NFL for The Star-Ledger of Newark, where she still delivers a once-a-week notes column."