Quick Facts of Daralene Mesha  JoAnna Jones

  • Full NameDaralene Mesha  JoAnna Jones
  • Date of Birth1983 /11 /25
  • NicknameDaralene Jones
  • Marital StatusMarried
  • BirthplaceChicago,USA
  • EthnicityAfro-American
  • ReligionChristian
  • ProfessionJournalist
  • NationalityAmerican
  • Eye colourBlack
  • Hair colourBlack
  • BuildSlim
  • SpouseAntoine Jamaal Bell (2013-present)
  • EducationMasters of Arts in Public Affairs
  • Online PresenceTwitter, Facebook, Inastagram
  • Children2
  • HoroscopeSagittarius

Today’s article is about an American journalist, reporter, and anchor, Daralene Jones. She works at WFTV as an anchor for Eyewitness News Sunday evenings. The WCIA-TV reporter has a kind of personality that lights up the airwaves with an engaging smile.

Jones worked as a lead reporter at WREG-TV in Memphis. She is a married woman and shares two sons with her husband. There’s a lot to know about Daralene’s professional and personal life, so read this article to know her more.

Born in Chicago

Daralene Jones was born as Daralene Mesha JoAnna Jones on 25 November 1983, in Chicago, United States of America. Moreover, she is the daughter of a father, Russell Hawkins, and mother Shirley Jean Head, nurse. Further, she is the youngest of five siblings.  Her mother died in early age and she lived with her aunt as her father left them. Moreover, she moved to Macomb to live with her sister, Dorothy Hawkins.

Moreover, Jones spent her early school life at aunt’s home up to eight grade. Later, Jones studied her college at Illinois State University and got graduation in a Bachelor of Science in Communication-related to journalism. Further, for her master’s degree, she joined the University of Illinois and hold a Masters of Arts in Public Affairs.

Career as a Reporter

36 years old, hard-working and talented reporter, Jones started her career as a reporter in WFTV. She gained fame and name as a venturesome reporter who used to conveyed selective stories and breaking news. Moreover, she was the lead reporter for Trayvon Martin‘s demise. Later, in 2012, she left work in WFTV and joined NBC in Philadelphia. Jones worked as a reporter for locale’s greatest stories like the snatching of a 5-year-old.

Further, she left her job on NBC and return back to WFTV for her second time after her marriage. Currently, she is working as a lead reporter for Eyewitness News Sunday evenings at 6 p.m and 11 p.m.Jones also went for some of the national stories like D.C. Naval force Yard Shooting, Oklahoma City tornadoes, and Boston Marathon bombings. Further, she also worked with journalists like  Eboni Deon, Martha Sugalski, and Marla Weech on WFTV.

Husband- Antoine Bell

Well, moving towards her personal life, Jones is a married woman. She married her long time boyfriend turned husband Antonie Jamaal Bell. The couple walked down to aisle in a beautiful ceremony in June 2013 at Orange County Regional History Center in Orlando, Florida. The couple exchange vows in the presence of lead paster of the river of life Christian Center of Orlando, Dr. Marvin A. Jackson.

Jones with her husband Antoine Bell
Jones with her husband Antoine Bell. Image Source: The New York Times

Moreover, her husband is a mechanical engineer in Orlando for Lockheed Martin. Since then, the couple is enjoying their happy life without rumors of separation and extramarital affairs. Besides, being in relation to her husband, there is no idea of her past relationship and affairs. Further, the couple is blessed with two children from their beautiful marriage.

Daralene with her husband and two children.
Daralene with her husband and two children. Image Source: @Twitter

The couple became parents for the first time when she gave birth to a son, Eleon Bell. Moreover, the couple became parents for the second time back in 2018, when she gave birth to her baby boy, Aiden Bell. For now, she is proud of being the mother of two children and enjoying her parenthood with her husband, Antoine. Further, she is living a peaceful life with her husband and children in Orlando, Florida.

What’s Her Net Worth?

Jones has earned a whopping amount from her career as an anchor and reporter. She has a net worth of around $400 thousand as of 2020. She earned such a big chunk of money from her work as a news reporter. Apart, the average salary of a WFTV reporter is over $56,330 per month.

Moreover, she also worked as exclusive stories teller and exposed breaking news right away from the spot, which might get her extra money. .Further, her husband might also earn a decent amount from his career as a mechanical engineer. Currently, she is enjoying a rich and lavish life with her husband and two children in Orlando, Florida.