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Daralene Jones Returns to WFTV

daralene jonesDaralene Jones is returning to her former station, Orlando ABC affiliate WFTV, the Orlando Sentinel‘s Hal Boedeker reports.

Jones left WFTV for WCAU, the NBC-owned station in Philadelphia, in 2012. She will be returning to WFTV May 27 as a weekend anchor and member of the station’s investigative unit.

“Daralene has a strong record of uncovering high-value stories that make a difference in peoples’ lives, and we’re proud to have her back on the team,” WFTV news director Matt Parcell said in a statement.

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Daralene Jones Will Join WCAU From WFTV

Daralene Jones is joining WCAU, the NBC O&O in Philadelphia, in January.

“Daralene is an engaging and dynamic reporter,” WCAU vice president of news Anzio Williams said in a statement. “She’ll be an important part of our daily mission to deliver the best breaking news stories and information to our viewers.”

Jones will move to Philadelphia from Orlando, where she has been a general assignment reporter for ABC affiliate WFTV since 2007. She has also worked at WREG in Memphis, WCIA in Champaign and WICS in Springfield.

Quoting a Fake Transcript, WFTV Reporter Presses Magic CEO About Drunk Dialing

When WFTV general assignment reporter Daralene Jones arrived at a news conference held by the Orlando Magic on Wednesday, she presumably thought she was armed with some damaging information: a transcript of a late night phone conversation between the team’s CEO, who had been drinking at the time, and star player Dwight Howard.

The only problem was that the transcript was actually a complete fabrication, concocted by a writer at Deadspin.

When it came time for reporters to ask questions at the news conference, which was called to announce the resignation of the team’s CEO Bob Vander Weide, Jones pressed him on allegations that he had recently drunk dialed Howard. Read more