Morris Jones (television journalist)

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Morris Jones is an American television journalist.

He was the anchor of Sinclair Broadcast Group's News Central broadcast which originated from Sinclair's suburban Baltimore (Hunt Valley) headquarters. There he co-anchored many news broadcasts on Sinclair stations throughout the United States. He was formerly anchor at WTTG, where he worked from 1983 to 2001.Before that he was briefly the anchor at WTLV-TV, in Jacksonville, Florida.[1]

On May 1, 2010 he rejoined the Washington DC market. He joined Allbritton's TBD TV (which itself reverted to its previous branding, NewsChannel 8, the following year) as its new weekday evening anchor,[2] replacing Beverly Kirk.[3][4] Jones left NewsChannel 8 at the end of May 2016.

Jones cameos as himself on the Netflix series House of Cards, the American adaption of the BBC series of the same name.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Washington City Paper, October 1, 2004[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ http://www.dcrtv.com/mediaw2.html "May 1, 2010 Morris Jones To Revamped NC8
  3. ^ http://www.dcrtv.com/rant09b.html 12/16 - DCRTV hears that there's turmoil-a-plenty at Allbritton's NewsChannel 8. We hear that Beverly Kirk is probably out as anchor.
  4. ^ http://www.dcrtv.com/rant09b.html 12/18 - DCRTV gets confirmation that Beverly Kirk is out at NewsChannel 8 and that more cuts are coming ...as the Allbritton-owned local news operation gets transformed in the company's efforts to launch a local news website from the sister Politico operation. Also, we hear that Kirk is doing fine after a rush to Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington this week. She was suffering from severe abdominal pain and had her gall bladder removed. Sources tell us that she's out of the hospital and feeling much better.....