Amelia Jones joined the FOX6 News team as a reporter in October 2020.
Previously, Amelia was the morning news reporter at NBC15 in Madison. While there, she covered historic flooding throughout south central Wisconsin, a devastating explosion in Sun Prairie and unrest at the Capitol in response to the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. In 2020, she received a Wisconsin Broadcasters Association award for ‘Best Live On-Scene Reporting.’
Amelia is a graduate of Marquette University and during her time there she interned at six television stations. Three in Milwaukee: FOX6, CBS58 and the Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service. Two in Minnesota: KARE-11 in Minneapolis and KTTC-TV in Rochester and PBS Wisconsin located in Madison. She was actively involved with the Marquette University Television Station (MUTV) as an anchor, reporter, and assistant executive news producer during her four years. Her work was nominated for a Collegiate Emmy and she received a Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Award for ‘Best News Writing’ for her coverage of the mumps outbreak at Marquette. Her senior year, she worked as an investigative reporter while interning with PBS Wisconsin on the ‘Purple River Project’ covering the political affiliation change in rural Wisconsin towns from Democrat to Republican in the 2016 election. This project was in partnership with the O’Brien Fellowship in Public Service Journalism at Marquette, which Amelia worked closely with as a program assistant.
During college, Amelia was also a member of the Marquette University Cheerleading Squad, a member of Sigma Kappa and Marquette University’s Lamda Pi Eta Communications Honor Society.
Originally from Kansas City, Amelia is a Chiefs fan, but has learned to split fandom and cheers for the Green and Gold as well. Her favorite season is fall because of two words: college football. Her family is diehard Oklahoma Sooner fans. You can find Amelia riding her bike, trying out new restaurants in Milwaukee or hiking! If you’d like to give her a story idea or bike trail recommendation email her: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Waukesha officials say a domestic abuse suspect who became combative during a medical call for him early on Tuesday, Sept. 14 has died.
Milwaukee police say five people were wounded near Sherman and Burleigh Monday night, Sept. 13 – at the scene of a candlelight vigil for a teenager that was fatally shot earlier in the day.
Versiti Blood Center of Wisconsin held a blood drive in remembrance of 9/11 on Saturday, Sept. 11 for a second year.
A new show called “The Big Leap," a musical comedy-drama is premiering on FOX in a couple of weeks. The show features singers, dancers, and actors from across the country – including one child actor from Whitefish Bay.
The Racine Common Council has voted to approve a policy that would require city employees to show proof of vaccination or a weekly negative COVID-19 test.
After four drownings at Racine beaches, the Rotary Club and the Racine Fire Department worked together to put public life preserves on beaches for everyone to use, especially children.
A Waukesha native is climbing to great heights for a great cause. He wants to journey to the top of Mount Fuji in Japan – every step for ALS awareness.
Grants for Milwaukee parks and trails are coming from the National Park Service through the Land and Water Conservation Fund.
Gov. Tony Evers, Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes and Mayor Tom Barrett are at Rogers Street Academy to welcome back Milwaukee Public School students.
Nicolet High School students are heading back to the classroom on Wednesday, Sept. 1.