Arthur Jones II
Arthur Jones II
Arthur T. Jones II is a multi-skilled journalist and television news producer from Washington, D.C. He is currently a Broadcast Associate for CBS This Morning in Washington. Prior to this role, he worked on the CBS Evening News, Weekend News and Assignment Desk. Before joining CBS, Arthur was a post-graduate intern at the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.
His work has been featured in ESPN’s The Undefeated, Sojourners Magazine, Blavity and more. In addition to print and TV journalism, Arthur enjoys radio and podcasting. He launched his own podcast entitled Max Out Time With AJ II, which is downloadable here. He has also been a contributor for the MLB on ESPN Radio and Millennial Minds on WERA 96.7 FM.
Arthur graduated from Indiana University (Bloomington) with a Bachelor’s Degree in Broadcast Journalism and an outside concentration in Spanish.
Arthur was born and raised in Southwest Washington, D.C. He entered the all-boys, St. Albans School (STA), in the 6th grade with the aid of a singing scholarship as a member of the Washington National Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys, and he also received additional support from the school's Skip Grant Program. Then, after seven years at STA juggling singing and being a three-sport student-athlete, Arthur left home for the Midwest to try out as a walk-on for the Indiana University (IU) football team in the summer of 2013. His education was financed by The Herbert H. Denton, Jr. Memorial Scholarship, a local scholarship funded by former owners and employees of The Washington Post, and also the Hudson & Holland Scholars Program at IU.
After making the football team the first day of school his freshman year, Arthur played cornerback and safety from 2013-2016 earning the team’s Defensive Scout Team Player of the Year award in 2014 as well as being named the Most Outstanding Defensive Walk-On in the spring of 2016.
Off the field, Arthur used his skills developed from the many years of balancing academics, sports and the arts at STA, and he was awarded for his commitment to being a scholar-athlete by the Big Ten Conference and IU. He was on the Big Ten’s Academic All-Conference Team for his final three seasons, and in 2016 he received the Ted Whereatt "Senior Academic Excellence" Award for having IU’s highest cumulative GPA in the football senior class.
The Media School at IU was the perfect proving grounds for Arthur as he became passionate about sports anchoring and multimedia journalism, and decided to pursue journalism and broadcasting as a career. He interned for the Athletics Compliance Office and created the school’s NCAA Compliance Rules Video for the entire athletic student body, was an analyst for various IU sports through the Big Ten Network's BTN Student U program, co-hosted a sports talk show for the student-led radio station (WIUX), and produced many reports about the Bloomington community for radio, TV and the web.
Since graduation, Arthur returned to DC, and was honored with a spring internship with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. He enjoyed editing multimedia projects, and working with the organization’s education team to promote journalism and underreported international issues at schools in both the district and across the country. After several months attempting to break into the Broadcast industry, Arthur began working for CBS News Washington last November.
This site showcases Arthur's news projects, sportscasts, radio stories, podcast and blog.
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