The Weather Channel’s Jeanetta Jones

Celebrities,Celebrity Q&A,People
March 20, 2005

Meteorologist did not want to report weather at the beginning of her career


What do you know about Jeanetta Jones of The Weather Channel?
—Harley B., Texas

Jeanetta Jones, a native of Plainview, Texas (pop. 22,336), graduated from the University of Georgia with a bachelor's degree in broadcast news, wanting to report anything but the weather. After graduation, she worked at a Macon, Ga., TV station reporting on everything, including weather. On her next job in Spartanburg, S.C., a temporary fill-in weekend weather job turned into two years and "in that two years, I figured out I was having more fun doing the weather than I was doing the news," Jones says. "The news was so depressing and when I did the weather, I felt like I was providing a true service for people. A lot of times we don't take the weather seriously, but during severe weather season, we can help keep people out of harm's way." A month after she sent a tape to The Weather Channel in 1986, she was hired. Married for 12 years and the mother of a 9-year-old daughter, Jones, 44, also has expanded her horizons to include another passion—jewelry—by opening a store in Macon, called The Bling, which carries fashion jewelry.



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