As a native Texan, Erin Jones is excited to join the KVUE team as a night-side reporter after spending the last two years in Oklahoma.
In Tulsa, Erin was a part of KOTV's morning show. She did a little bit of everything including reporting, anchoring and traffic reports. Memorable moments include covering tornadoes that hit Sand Springs and Broken Arrow, the Bever family quintuple homicide and the court proceedings leading up to Tulsa County former reserve deputy Robert Bate's trial.
She did several investigative reports, including one that unveiled a loophole in Tulsa’s sex offender registry that allowed sex offenders to avoid detection on city and state mapping by registering as homeless. After her report aired, changes were made to the registry process.
Prior to joining KOTV, Erin was a weekend anchor and night-side reporter at KTEN in Dension. There she got the first interview with a 12-year-old girl who shot a home intruder. Her reporting received national attention.
Erin grew up in Richardson and attended schools in Plano. She's a proud graduate of The University of North Texas. She majored in broadcast journalism and reported for Denton Community Television and NTDaily TV in college. She also interned at KTVT in Dallas and shadowed for CNN's AC360.
When she's not working, Erin enjoys playing with her miniature Australian Shepard, Dasher, and catching up with friends and family. She loves to run, travel and try out new workout classes and restaurants.
Her favorite things about reporting is meeting new people. That’s what makes coming to work fun.
- Photos by KVUE's John Gusky at Bull Creek in Austin, Texas