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

When should you throw away Thanksgiving leftovers?

Saturday before Thanksgiving is International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day

  Beyond Blue fundraising event promotes prostate cancer awareness

The Junior League of Birmingham hosts virtual Market Noel

  ‘Tigers For Tomorrow’ in north Alabama needs your help

  UAB health experts offer advice for staying safe during holidays

The Epilepsy Foundation hosts annual epilepsy walk, virtually

Peanut butter drive continues to help families in need

  Chilton County family left with a mess after Zeta

  Medical facility in Vestavia to offer one day hip replacement without hospital

Long lines in the rain for absentee voting

Hundreds head to the Jefferson Co. Courthouse Saturday for in-person absentee voting

Homicide suspect sought after man shot before crash in Midfield

World Mental Health Day encourages understanding, importance of mental health

  91-year-old veteran gets help finding a new home

Investigators offering reward for help in JeffCo cold case

  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