Sheri Jones, the seasoned and highly esteemed 5, 6, and 11 o’clock news anchor for WLNS TV 6 in Lansing, has built an impressive career spanning 35 years. Her outstanding contributions to broadcasting have earned her a well-deserved place in the Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame, solidifying her status as a respected journalist.
Sheri’ is respected and beloved by the Mid-Michigan community for her warm, steady and compassionate presence. Her dedication to journalism is further evident through her multiple accolades and memberships in prestigious organizations.
She is a revered inductee of the Michigan Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame and is a member of the Silver Circle with the Michigan chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Her commitment to excellence has also garnered her Emmy nominations and accolades from the Associated Press and the Michigan Association of Broadcasting.
Beyond her professional achievements, Sheri is a global citizen with a heart for service. She has ventured to places like Japan as part of Lansing’s Sister City program, contributing to cultural understanding and international relations. She’s also traveled to China, actively participating in economic development efforts on behalf of the city of Lansing and the state Of Michigan.
Sheri’s altruistic spirit shines through her involvement with the Habitat for Humanity Capitol Region, where she led a team to Kenya, Africa, to build a home for a deserving family in Homa Bay, demonstrating her commitment to making a positive impact on the world.
Here in the Capitol City, Sheri has championed vital causes such as the opioid crisis, mental health, gun safety, and sex trafficking through her role at the station. She’s taken the lead in organizing station initiatives, hosting debates and telethons, and fostering community engagement and awareness. Sheri has changed journalism in Michigan by humanizing it.
Since 1994, Sheri has been the spokesperson for Mid-Michigan Crime Stoppers. She has produced segments that have aided in the capture of many of the area’s most wanted fugitives. In 2018, Crime Stoppers had an 80% success rate taking fugitive felons off the street.
Sheri Jones is not just a news anchor; she is a dedicated journalist, a global ambassador, and a compassionate advocate, leaving an indelible mark on both the field of journalism and the communities she serves.
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