Daralene Jones Profile
Daralene Jones is an American anchor and reporter working at WFTV serving as the 4 PM news anchor and investigative reporter. She joined WFTV in May 2014.
Daralene Jones Education
She went to Illinois State University where she attained her Bachelor of Science in Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs. She, later on, joined The University of Illinois Springfield where she attained her Master of Arts in Public Affairs.
Daralene Jones Career
Jones serves as the 4 PM news anchor and investigative reporter at WFTV. In addition to these roles, she also produced a documentary called Groveland 4: Journey to Exoneration which is about four black men who were accused of raping a white woman in 1949. She was also the executive producer of “The Ocoee Massacre Project.” Prior to joining WFTV, she worked at NBC Universal where she served as a reporter from January 2013 till her departure in May 2014. During her tenure at NBC Universal, she enclosed several major stories including crime, the government, breaking news, and education.
From 2007 to 2013, she worked at Cox Media Group where she also served as a reporter based in Orlando, Florida. While there, she enclosed the shooting and death of Trayvon Martin as well as the death of Robert Champion. She previously worked at WREG-TV where she served as a reporter based in Memphis, Tennessee from 2005 to 2007.
From 2003 to 2005, she worked at WCIA where she served as a Bureau Chief and was in charge of managing the Decatur, Illinois news bureau. She previously worked at WICS-TV where she served as a statehouse reporter from August 2002 till her departure in May 2003. In December 2019, she received an Emmy Award.
Jones is also active when it comes to helping out in the community. For instance, she volunteers at the Early Learning Coalition of Orange County as a Board Member. She is also on the School Advisory Council at Orange County Public Schools. Furthermore, she is a member of Jack and Jill of America, Inc., Investigative Reporters and Editors, Florida Executive Women, and Senior First, Inc. Jones is also a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Quick Facts About Jones
|Age||39 years old as of 2022|
|Spouse||Antonie Jamaal Bell|
|Net Worth||$1 Million – $5 Million|
Daralene Jones Age
Jones was born on October 11, 1983, in Chicago, USA. She is therefore 39 years old as of 2022.
Daralene Jones Height
Jones stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 6 inches tall.
Daralene Jones Family
Jones was born and raised by her father, Russell Hawkins, and her late mother, Shirley Jean Head. Daralene’s mother died when she was still a young girl. After Shirley’s death, her father, Russell Hawkins was barely around to raise Daralene and her siblings leading them to live with close family including one of her aunts. Growing up, she was raised alongside her four older siblings including her sister who is working as a nurse. She also has an older sister called Dorothy whom she lived with after her mother died.
Daralene Jones Husband
Jones has been happily married to Antonie Jamaal Bell since June 2013. Antonie is a graduate of Nort Carolina and Florida State University who is working at Lockheed Martin where he is serving as an engineer. The couple is also blessed to be parents to their two sons called Aiden and Eleon. Whenever she is not working, she enjoys spending her free time with her family and friends.
Daralene Jones Salary
Being one of the top anchors and reporters for WFTV Jones earns an annual salary ranging from $ 20,000 – $ 100,000.
Daralene Jones’s Net Worth
Jones has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which she has earned through her successful career as an anchor and investigative reporter.
Daralene Jones WFTV
Jones is working at WFTV where she works alongside other famous WFTV anchors and reporters including;
- Greg Warmoth
- George Waldenberger
- Tom Terry
- Martha Sugalski
- Brian Shields
- Karla Ray
- Rusty McCranie
- Joe Kepner
- Christopher Heath
- Kassandra Crimi
- Deneige Broom