Sheri Jones is an honors graduate from Michigan State University earning a B.S. degree from the College of Communications Arts and Sciences - graduating in the Top 25 of her class. She began her news career at WLNS TV 6 as a news intern and soon worked her way into becoming mid-Michigan's first female crime beat reporter.
Sheri anchors the 11 o'clock news at WLNS and leads its Crimestoppers Program. Her weekly Crimestoppers report, which focuses on crime prevention and unsolved crimes, has aided in the capture of many of mid-Michigan's most wanted felons. The program has also earned her several awards, including honors from the Associated Press, the Michigan Association of Broadcasters, the Central Michigan Crime Prevention Association, and for four years in a row, the top media award from the Crime Prevention Association of Michigan. Sheri has also been awarded by the State of Michigan as an Outstanding Advocate for Crime Victim's Rights and was a featured speaker at Eastern Michigan University for the Center for Regional and National Security.
In the last decade, Sheri has earned several prestigious community awards including: The Athena Award from the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Jack Breslin Walk of Life Award from Ingham Regional Medical Center, the Distinguished Citizen Award from the Boy Scouts of America, the Outstanding Volunteer Award from the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation. Sheri was also named South Lansing Community Service Person of the Year - receiving proclamations from U.S. Congressman Mike Rogers, and Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm. Sheri is an active member in a number of community groups including the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Muscular Dystrophy Association, Children's Trust Fund of Michigan and Child and Family Services- Capital Area.
In 2009, Sheri Jones and long-time colleague Tamara Shabluk collaborated on an hour-long documentary for the Michigan Women's Hall of Fame that aired statewide on PBS. In 2010, this documentary entitled "We Can Do It!" won an Emmy. Today some 800 schools across Michigan provide students access to it in their research libraries.