Welton Jones

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Welton Jones was for 35 years a theater critic and critic-at-large for the San Diego Union-Tribune.[1] He retired in 2001.


While working at The San Diego Union, Jones focused his writing on arts and entertainment. From 1966-2001, he worked for the Union-Tribune. Prior to working in San Diego, Joens worked for a number of publications which include: the New York Herald-Tribune, the Houston Post, the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal and the Shreveport Times.

In 2001, he came to work for SANDIEGO.COM and helped with its expansion.


Jones is on the board of directors of the Save Our Heritage Organisation (SOHO), which is a non-profit devoted to preservation in San Diego. He is also an emeritus member of the American Theatre Critics Association (ATCA), where he served on its board of directors for nine years. He served four years in ATCA as chairman. He was also given the opportunity to represent the U.S. at a number of meetings of theatre critics. Jones also serves as a captain in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserves, a member of the Texas A&M University Former Journalism Student Association Hall of Honor and as amember of the jury that recommended Neil Simon for his only Pulitzer Prize.


Jones spends his time writing, producing plays, and working with preserving Balboa Park, San Diego, California.[2]


  1. ^ Mason, Susan Vaneta (April 2005). The San Francisco Mime Troupe reader. University of Michigan Press. pp. 5–. ISBN 978-0-472-06842-5. Retrieved 30 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "Welton Jones", San Diego Story Retrieved on 25 July 2013.