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Sheinelle Jones Joining ‘Weekend Today’

wtxf_jones bye_304As our sister site TVNewser reported, former WTXF anchor Sheinelle Jones has been named news anchor of NBC’s weekend Today Show starting October 4.

In a statement, NBC News President Deborah Turness described Jones as “an experienced journalist, a fantastic reporter and a dynamic interviewer who will bring so much to Weekend TODAY and the entire NBC News team.”

In March, Jones told viewers she was leaving Philadelphia FOX owned station WTXF to be with her kids. She started at WTXF in 2005 as a general assignment reporter. She has also worked at KOKI in Tulsa and WICS in Springfield, Illinois.

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Sheinelle Jones Says an Emotional Goodbye to ‘Good Day Philadelphia’

Sheinelle Jones tearfully bid farewell to WTXF and her co-anchor, Mike Jerrick, on “Good Day Philadelphia” this morning.

Jones, who is signing off to spend more time with her family, read Jerrick some of the lyrics to “For Good,” a song from the Broadway show “Wicked.” “I know I am who I am today because I knew you,” Jones read to her equally emotional co-anchor. Watch:

Sheinelle Jones Leaving WTXF for Her Kids

Sheinelle Jones, co-anchor of “Good Morning Philadelphia” said goodbye to viewers last week.

“At the end of this month, after almost 9 years here, I am leaving Good Day to go be with my kids,” Jones told viewers on Friday’s “Good Day.”

Jones joined FOX owned Philadelphia station WTXF in 2005 as a general assignment reporter. Before coming to WTXF she worked at KOKI in Tulsa, OK. She has also worked at WICS in Springfield, IL.

A FOX spokesperson told TVSpy, Jones’ last day will be March 28.

From Huh? to Hilarious: A Roundup of How Morning Teams Celebrated Halloween

Countless anchors across the country got into the spirit of Halloween by dressing up in kooky costumes and camping it up. The winners in the broadcasting version of the Halloween Parade continues to be the viewers who witnessed everything from awkward concepts to small moments that were genuinely funny.

The unofficial TVSpy award for the cattiest and most likely to be viewed by the Human Resources department went to Oklahoma City CBS affiliate KWTV. (video above) Anchor Bobbie Miller dressed like Tammy Payne, while Payne dressed like Miller in what came off as a thinly veiled excuse for them to take potshots at each other.

While the two were busy insulting one another, co-anchor Stan Miller scored the sexist remark of the day when he said “I want you to met Bobbie Miller.” He then patted “Miller’s” baby bump and said “Bucking for another 12 weeks off!”

Fake Bobbie Miller summed up the segment after taking a few shots across her bow by telling fake Tammy Payne, “We’re not going to be friends when this show’s over, are we?” Read more

Thomas Drayton Signs Off From WTXF

Thomas Drayton is leaving WTXF, the Fox O&O in Philadelphia. The news of Drayton’s last broadcast was announced this morning on “Good Day Philadelphia.”

“It has been a pleasure. You guys are unbelievable, talented, wonderful to work with,” Drayton told “Good Day” anchors Mike Jerrick and Sheinelle Jones.

Drayton joined the station in 2008 from KTXL, the Fox affiliate in Sacramento. He anchored WTXF’s 5 and 10 p.m. newscasts before shifting to mornings to anchor from 4:30 to 6 a.m. earlier this year.

“We want to thank Thomas for his many contributions to our station, as he was an important part of our news team for several years. We wish him success in the future,” WTXF vice president and news director Jim Driscoll said in a statement to TVSpy.

Ryan Lochte Stops By ‘Good Day Philadelphia,’ Hilarity Ensues

“Good Day Philadelphia” anchors Mike Jerrick and Sheinelle Jones had trouble keeping it together at the conclusion of their interview with Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte this morning.

The WTXF interview ended on a somewhat strange note with Lochte discussing what the film crew for his reality show, “What Would Ryan Do?,” does when he goes to the bathroom. After they bid him goodbye, Jerrick and Jones spent more than two minutes trying to control their laughter on the air (watch starting at about the 4:00 mark here).

“Seriously: how are they gonna get enough material?” Jerrick asked. “What was the question that stumped him?”

Jones, who tried to string sentences together despite snorting and crying with laughter, repeated “but he’s so cute!” as she tried to catch her breath.

“She’s snorting. We gotta go to break,” Jerrick said.

WTXF’s Kacie McDonnell: The ‘Little Sister’ of ‘Good Day Philadelphia’

Kacie McDonnell, the morning traffic reporter on Philadelphia Fox O&O WTXF, talks to the Philadelphia Daily News about her career. Despite WTXF being her first job in television, McDonnell said she has been “accepted with open arms” by the “Good Day Philadelphia” team:

She said that her lack of experience has never been an issue with the “Good Day” team headed up by anchors Sheinelle Jones, Mike Jerrick and Karen Hepp.

“There has not been an ounce of any bad feelings or ill will, not at all,” she said. “They accepted me with open arms. I’m kind of like the little sister of the group. We’re totally a family.

“Definitely, there was something to prove, being right out of college, but I think slowly, and with the help of everyone at the station – on air and behind the scenes – I’m starting to figure out who I am on a professional level.”

VIDEO: WTXF’s Mike Jerrick Interviews, Then Mocks, Kim and Kourtney Kardashian

WTXF anchor Mike Jerrick has some thoughts — and some impressions — of Kim and Kourtney Kardashian that he just can’t hold in, even during an interview with the two sisters.

“Can they still hear us?” Jerrick asked co-anchor Sheinelle Jones as he launched into a series of high-pitched, scrunched-nose impressions of the Kardashian sisters’ shoulder pads, which they were on WXTF to promote (watch the video, above). Read more