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

  Warning for grandparents: Jefferson Co. deputies say scam exploits seniors

  Remembering legendary Wenonah High School coach Ronald Cheatham

  Dog saves Shelby Co. family from house fire

  President Trump issues National Days of Prayer and Remembrance proclamation for 9/11

  Dinner Under the Stars

UAB opens program to help parents

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office needs help finding a deadly shooting suspect

What to do during a pandemic and severe weather?

Birmingham Public Library is celebrating seniors citizens

New study shows more HIV testing is cost-efficient

  Hoover dads help clean up schools

Peaceful protest to raise awareness at Vestavia Hills High School

Back to school champions day

  Crime Stoppers offering cash reward for info in murder of 62-year-old grandmother

Sidewalk film festival driving to a new spot

Fairfield High School alumni raising funds for new alumni building

Birmingham church says food banks are still needed

Homewood restaurant’s mission for good food and safe fun

Clay drive-in fireworks celebration happening Sunday night

Business is booming at Bob Sykes BBQ

  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