Russell Jones

Russell Jones

Reporter/Anchor

Birmingham, Ala.

Russell Jones is thrilled to be back in his hometown of Birmingham. Russell graduated from Hoover High School and earned his broadcasting degree from the University of Alabama.

Russell is a reporter weekdays on Good Day Alabama and anchors weekend mornings.

Prior to joining the WBRC FOX6 News team, Russell was a former morning reporter/fill-in anchor for KOCO 5 News in Oklahoma City. During the wee morning hours, Oklahomans watched Russell on-site at breaking news across the metro area. Later in the morning, Russell delighted audiences with his friendly, lighthearted in-studio and on-location interviews.

Russell was a former reporter in Panama City, Florida for WMBB. During his time in Florida, Russell was also a fill-in weekend anchor and producer and enjoyed telling stories and building relationships with his viewers.

Russell is a fan of all sports, but he's a huge college football fan. You might be surprised to find out whom he roots for. Just ask him! Russell met his wife while performing Shakespeare in Homewood Park. They have a 10-year-old son who was also born in Birmingham and a 120-lb. lap dog named Ghost.

Education:

  • Hoover High School
  • University of Alabama: Telecommunications & Film - Broadcast News

Recent Articles by Russell

  Oneonta woman building beds to give kids hope

Mike Slive virtual 5K on Father’s Day weekend

  Ramsay High School graduation 2020

  Maranathan Academy grads beating the odds

  Citywide prayer vigil for Lt. Stephen Williams

  Bring Bham Back campaign aims to help businesses overcome pandemic

  Can you catch COVID-19 in a swimming pool?

  Can hand sanitizer explode in your car on a hot day? Viral post sparks controversy

What new safety measures will airports have due to COVID-19?

  9-year-old cheerleader now using her strength to beat cancer

  Birmingham PD helps feed families in need

  Tune in and turn it up: Online radio station connects senior communities

  The Great Grocery Giveback

  Joint Supply Coalition helping food pantries provide food to those in need

  Sunday morning storms cause extensive damage in Thorsby

The Market at Pepper Place offering drive-thru service

  Local pastor says the church is empty but Jesus is alive

  Coronavirus leaves church pews empty on Palm Sunday

  Coronavirus presents challenges for special needs children

Grocery store senior hours going through growing pains

Restaurant hosts church service in parking lot

  Local nursery sees uptick in business due to coronavirus

Homewood pastor says coronavirus pandemic provides opportunity to spread message of hope

Hoover residents plant trees for the future

  Birmingham McDonald’s makes donating to Ronald McDonald House easy for customers

Compassion Experience gives insight into poverty

Lakeshore Foundation hosts SEC Junior Wheelchair Basketball Championship

Authors speak at Murder in the Magic City

Local charity hands out donations to homeless

Anti-human trafficking program held in Woodlawn