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journalist

Joe Kenley Jones, American journalist. Recipient Overseas Press Club award for best television reporting from abroad, 1970. Served with United States Naval Reserve, 1958-1961. Member American Federation of television and Radio Artists, National Academy Television Arts and Sciences.

Background

Jones, Joe Kenley was born on February 24, 1935 in Greenville, South Carolina, United States. Son of J. Clyde and Mildred Idel (Smith) Jones.

Education

Student, Furman University, 1955. Bachelor of Science in Speech, Northwestern University, 1957. Master of Science in Journalism, Northwestern University, 1963.

Postgraduate, Columbia University, 1965.

Career

Reporter, City News bureau of Chicago, 1962;reporter, cameraman, KRNT-television, Des Moines, 1963-1964;reporter, cameraman, WSB-television, Atlanta, 1965-1969;foreign correspondent, NBC News, Asia, 1969-1972;correspondent, NBC News (Southeast Bureau), Atlanta, 1972-1998.

Membership

Served with United States Naval Reserve, 1958-1961. Member American Federation of television and Radio Artists, National Academy Television Arts and Sciences.

Connections

Married Margaret Jean McPherson, December 11, 1965. Children– Stephanie, Jason, Eleanor.

father:
J. Clyde Jones

mother:
Mildred Idel (Smith) Jones

spouse:
Margaret Jean McPherson

children:
Stephanie Jones

Jason Jones

Eleanor Jones