Velena Jones Biography
Velena Jones is a media personality serving as an award-winning reporter on NBC Bay Area. She reports for NBC Bay Area’s weekday newscasts covering Oakland and the East Bay. Previously she was a reporter and fill-in anchor at CBS Sacramento.
Velena Jones Age
She has managed to keep her personal life secret. Therefore, she has not revealed the date, month, or year she was born.
Velena Jones Height
Jones is tall in stature but her height is undisclosed.
Velena Jones NAtionality
She is American by Nationality.
Velena Jones Education
Jones earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Broadcast Journalism from Biola University in Southern California.
Velena Jones Family
There is no information concerning her parents’ and siblings’ identities.
Velena Jones Husband
Despite being a media personality, she has managed to keep her personal life away from the limelight. Therefore, she has not disclosed information concerning her marital status.
Velena Jones Kids
It is not clear on whether she has kids or not.
Velena Jones NBC Bay Area
Velena is an award-winning reporter born and raised in the Bay Area. She reports for NBC Bay Area’s weekday newscasts covering Oakland and the East Bay.
She was raised in Concord and is thrilled to be back home reporting in the communities she grew up in. No surprise she is a huge Warriors fan and grew up rooting for both the A’s and Giants.
Before coming to NBC Bay Area, she served as a reporter and fill-in anchor at CBS Sacramento. During her time in Sacramento, she covered historic wildfires, worked on special projects highlighting community members working to unify the region, and covered stories that impacted the city including the 2022 mass shooting in downtown Sacramento and Church shooting.
Prior to her time in Sacramento, she worked as a reporter and fill-in anchor in Portland, Oregon, and Madison, Wisconsin.
During her time in Portland, she worked on countless stories including major protests, including an anti-ICE protest that shut down the building for days.
While in Wisconsin, Velena worked on many major stories including police protests and a University of Wisconsin student charged with sexually assaulting over a dozen women. She was also the first reporter to get an exclusive jail interview with Joseph Jakubowski, a man who led authorities on a 10-day nationwide manhunt after stealing over a dozen rifles and sending a 161- page manifesto to President Trump.
She is a recipient of a Midwest Regional Emmy for her role in the coverage of the Tony Robinson shooting in Madison in 2015.
Velena previously was the main anchor and reporter at WBKB in Alpena, Michigan. During her time there she also hosted a weekly newsmagazine highlighting important local and state issues. She won a Michigan Broadcasting Award for a program she hosted, “Insights into Northern Michigan.”
She began her career as a News Assistant and Traffic Producer at KABC7 in Los Angeles. During her time in LA, she interviewed Smoky Robinson and covered the 25th anniversary of the LA riots, and the Conrad Murray trial. He was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter of singer Michael Jackson.
In her spare time, you can catch Velena hiking, doing yoga, paddle boarding, and exploring wineries and restaurants. She is also an active member of the National Association of Black Journalists.
Velena Jones Salary
She has an estimated salary that ranges from $45,000 to $100, 000 annually.
Velena Jones Net Worth
Her net worth ranges from $1 million to $5 million.
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