Bob Jones is News 11's court and crime reporter in the Toledo area.
Bob first discovered his love for television news around the age of 10. He would mimic news anchor Tim Taylor on WJW in Cleveland. (Bob says it drove his parents crazy.) While in college at Bowling Green State University, Bob started BG24 News, a campus and community cable news program. Bob was hired by News 11 in 1993 and started reporting in 1994.
As part of his crime beat, Bob recently helped create a weekly report called "Crackdown On Crime." These stories focus on unsolved crimes. Bob recently won a Touchstone Newsie Award from the Toledo Press Club for his work on an unsolved murder in Sylvania.
Bob has received other awards from the Associated Press and Women In Communications. He has also completed several projects, including stories on the criminal mind, sleep disorders and dreams.
Bob's advice for those getting started in the news field is, "Be persistant, but not rude. Be kind and considerate to the people you meet along the way and try to find a way to be creative in your work."
Born in Euclid, Ohio, Bob is a huge Cleveland Browns and Indians fan. He also follows the Ohio State Buckeyes. In his spare time, Bob likes to play golf, volleyball and to run. He has completed the Chicago Marathon. Bob is married to wife Julie.
You can email Bob at firstname.lastname@example.org.