Cheryll Jones Copyright © 2017
Cheryll Jones’ accomplished TV broadcasting career covers extensive experience on both sides of the camera.
Starting as a weather reporter, Cheryll quickly extended her skills and credentials to include talk show host, producer, field reporter, writer and network news anchor.
She is uniquely distinguished as the only TV broadcaster to be both a news anchor and degreed meteorologist at the network level. Her career has taken her from her hometown of Knoxville, Tennessee to major markets including Miami, Atlanta, New York, Denver, Kansas City and West Palm Beach.
Through Cheryll’s prime time broadcasts on CNN and The Weather Channel, her face and voice became familiar to viewers in millions of homes around the world.
Cheryll’s numerous professional awards include “Woman of the Year” by Women in Communications and
“Distinguished Alumnus of the Year” by Metropolitan State College in Denver, Colorado.
NEWS / ANCHOR / HOST / REPORTER / VOICE
MASTER of CEREMONIES / COMMERCIAL / PERSONALITY
CNN FLASH BACK
“THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE”
Photo by Dennis Hodges
A familiar face and name to millions of viewers around the world
through years of prime time broadcasts on CNN,
The Weather Channel, and major US news markets.
“Near by was Cheryll Jones, a former CNN anchor, who contends that media coverage of UFOs and government sources have caused the topic to be taken less than seriously.
It could be "the greatest news story in history," she said, but instead, UFO coverage is often relegated for laughs as "the kicker story at the end of newscasts."
"These things are not mainstream news," Jones said. "The UFO story is not treated with the same type of vetting as other news stories."
IN THE NEWS...
Stanton Friedman, a former nuclear physicist and icon in the UFO world for being the first civilian to investigate the 1947 Roswell crash, said ufology is a topic that deserves more respect.
"It's time that we started getting the facts in hand," he said.
In the social media age, Friedman said, he sees people more willing to come forward to report sightings, though "the fear of ridicule is the dominant factor."
"'Don't bother me with the facts; my mind's made up,'" he added. "That's been the past attitude of the nasty naysayers."
Cheryll Jones, Stan Friedman, Linda Zimmerman & Jan Harzan during MUFON Symposium Panel Discussion