TVNewser LostRemote AgencySpy PRNewser FishbowlNY FishbowlDC SocialTimes AllTwitter AllFacebook InsideFacebook InsideSocialGames InsideMobileApps

Former WABC Weathercaster Heidi Jones Sentenced to 350 Hours of Community Service

Heidi Jones, the former WABC weathercaster who pleaded guilty to faking claims she was assaulted in Central Park, was sentenced today to 350 hours of community service in New York City.

The New York Daily News reports that Jones said in court she will “work extremely hard to pay back the city and the department through community service.”

“I just want to take a moment to express my sincere and profound apology to all who were involved — most importantly to the police department,” Jones said.

In December 2010, Jones — then a weathercaster at ABC owned-and-operated WABC in New York City — told police she was attacked by a Hispanic man while jogging in Central Park. She later admitted the claim was fabricated.

Mediabistro Course

Online Production for Writers and Editors

Online Production for Writers and EditorsStarting July 17, learn how to create multi-dimensional content for your digital mediums! Taught by a multiplatform journalist, Darragh Worland will teach you how to create content that is multi-dimensional and editorially relevant, use the web to its full potential, create stories that have social media campaigns built in and increase your value as as an employee. Register now!