‘Today’ Show Names Sheinelle Jones New Weekend News Anchor

The veteran journalist previously spent nine years at Fox’s “Good Day Philadelphia”

Last Updated: September 15, 2014 @ 6:08 AM

Emmy-winning journalist Sheinelle Jones has joined NBC as the news anchor for the weekend edition of the “Today” Show, the network announced on Monday.

Jones most recently served as co-host of Fox’s local “Good Day Philadelphia,” where she spent nine years before resigning to spend time with her family in March.

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“We are delighted to welcome Sheinelle Jones to NBC News,” said NBC News President Deborah Turness. “She is an experienced journalist, a fantastic reporter and a dynamic interviewer who will bring so much to Weekend TODAY and the entire NBC News team.”

The move comes a week after NBC named Jenna Wolfe the “Today” Show’s Fitness and Lifestyle correspondent, opening up the new anchor position during the weekends.

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Before her time in Philadelphia, Jones served as an evening news anchor and reporter for KOKI, the FOX affiliate in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and as a morning anchor and reporter for WICS-TV in Springfield, Illinois.