Daralene Jones Bio, Age, Height, WFTV, Net Worth, Salary, Parents, and Husband

Daralene Jones Bio, Wiki

Daralene Jones born Daralene Mesha JoAnna Jones is a 3 x Emmy- award-winning American journalist working for Wftv Channel 9 ABC in Orlando, FL serving as a 4 pm Anchor/Investigative Reporter/producer. She has been working with this station since  May 2014.

Daralene Jones Age

Jones is 40 years old as of 2023. She was born in Chicago, the United States of America in 1983. However, his date of birth will be updated soon as reliable information is out.

Daralene Jones Height

Jones stands approximately 5 feet 6  inches (1.68 m) and weighs around 65 kg.

Daralene Jones Education

For her Education, Daralene enrolled at Illinois State University where she graduated and earned a Bachelor of Science (BS), in Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs. She also acquired a Master of Arts – MA in Public Affairs from University of Illinois Springfield.

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Daralene Jones Career

Jones works for Wftv Channel 9 ABC in Orlando, FL serving as a 4 pm Anchor/Investigative Reporter/producer. She anchors Channel 9 Eyewitness News at 4 alongside Greg Warmoth. Daralene is also an Emmy award-winning investigative reporter who contributes to the 9 Investigates team, centering on in-depth reports. She also served as the executive producer of the Ocoee Massacre project, a comprehensive television documentary.

Jones also produced “Groveland Four: Journey to Exoneration,” which informs the story of four Black guys who were wrongly accused of raping a white woman in 1949. Her reporting on police use of force in 2019 prompted different police agencies to audit their reporting of excessive force cases, and the Orlando police chief praised her reporting, highlighting the discrepancies. Her extensive reporting on the lack of COVID-19 covering for daycares prompted the Florida Department of Health to change course and commence tracking cases at daycares and schools statewide.

Jones was lured to journalism as a kid and was motivated by Ethel Payne, who was fearless as a journalist and wrote regarding many monumental national moments during her time with the Chicago Defender. She was introduced to journalism when she joined her college newspaper staff and campus television station at Illinois State University.

Before joining Channel 9, Jones worked as a reporter in Decatur, Illinois,  Illinois, Memphis, Springfield, Tennessee, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where her reporting was appointed for Emmys. Her investigative reporting on the G.W. Bridge scandal engaging New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie garnered national attention.

This is her 2nd stint at WFTV. Jones was recruited from the station in 2012 during her groundbreaking reportage of the death of Trayvon Martin and the hazing death of Florida A&M University drum major Robert Champion. Jones is recognized for holding public figures accountable. She was the only reporter pushing Florida Gov. Rick Scott days following the 2012 election for answers about his controversial refusal to extend early voting in the state and the effect that might have had in delaying election results.

Her reporting was highlighted on MSNBC. Jones is part of Jack and Jill of America, Inc., Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and Florida Executive Women. She volunteers through Meals on Wheels and also operates on the board of the Early Learning Coalition of Orange County and the Girls and Boys Club (West Orange).

Daralene Jones’ Net Worth

In Daralene’s career as an anchor/reporter, she was able to amass a net worth ranging between $1 Million-$ 3  Million.

Daralene Jones Salary

Jones acquires annual earnings that range between $ 84, 925 and $ 179, 764.

Daralene Jones’ Parents and Siblings

Jones was born and raised by her devoted parents in the United States. She is the daughter of Mr. Russell Hawkins of Chicago and his late wife Mrs.  Shirley Jean Head. JoAnna is the youngest and the last born of  4 siblings.

Daralene Jones Husband

Jones is married to Antoine Jamaal Bell, a mechanical engineer for Lockheed Martin who works in Orlando and is a graduate of North Carolina A&T State University.  The duo got married in June 2013 at the Orange County Regional History Center in Orlando, Fla. It was officiated by Dr. Marvin A. Jackson.

Daralene Jones Kids

She and her husband are proud parents of two children Eleon and Aiden.

Daralene Jones Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram

Jones is vocal on her social media accounts where she posts often. On her Twitter account, she has about 6,681 Followers around 4.6 K followers on her Facebook page, and 492 followers on her Instagram account.

Daralene Jones WFTV

Jones works at WFTV where she works alongside her fellow anchors, reporters, and meteorologists such as;

  1. Greg Warmoth
  2. George Waldenberger
  3. Tom Terry
  4. Martha Sugalski
  5. Brian Shields
  6. Karla Ray
  7. Rusty McCranie
  8. Christopher Heath
  9. Kassandra Crimi