Rashida Jones Biography
Rashida Jones is a media executive serving as the senior vice president for NBC News. On December 7, 2020 she was named as President of MSNBC making her the first Black person to run a major cable news network. She is set to take over Phil Griffin after he retires in February 2021.
Rashida Jones Age
Her actual age is unknown.
Rashida Jones Education
She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Media Arts -Broadcast from Hampton University. She was inducted into the Scripps Howard Journalism Hall of Fame at the University and is also the co-chair of Hampton University’s Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications Advisory Board.
Rashida Jones Parents
Jones keeps her personal life private. There is no available information regarding her family.
Rashida Jones Husband
Rashida has not revealed her marital status to the public.
Rashida Jones NBC News
Jones is the senior vice president at NBC News and MSNBC since March 2017. In her role she leads and serves as the executive producer of breaking news and major events for both NBC News and MSNBC, including network-wide coverage of the coronavirus pandemic, the impeachment trial of President Trump, and the networks’ Decision 2020 coverage including presidential debates, town halls, primaries and special election nights, forums, and hours of on-the-ground reporting.
She also leads MSNBC Dayside programming, managing hours of live programming and newsgathering for the network, focusing on breaking news, live reporting and infusing the resources and journalism of NBC News.
In addition, she oversees NBC News’ network-wide series, including Justice For All, Climate in Crisis and Kids Under Pressure, as well as the 2019 launch of NBC News’ new streaming network, NBC News NOW. Jones is also responsible for the NBC News Decision Desk – the network’s team of data scientists responsible for making all election decisions on primary and election nights.
Prior to joining MSNBC, she served as the news director for the NBC affiliate in Columbia, South Carolina (WIS-TV), where she rebuilt and rebranded the news team to focus on in-depth investigative reporting.
She began her career as a producer at WTKR-TV where she produced daily 11pm Newscast. She later joined The Weather Channel where she served as director of live programming. She lead coverage and programming for some of the network’s most historic weather events, including Hurricane Katrina, mass tornado outbreaks and paralyzing snow storms.
Rashida Jones MSNBC President
On December 7, 2020 Cesar Conde, NBCUniversal News Group chair, announced that Rashida will become president of MSNBC after Phil Griffin retires. Rashida will take over at MSNBC on Feb. 1 which will make her the most prominent Black woman in the cable news industry.
“Rashida knows and understands MSNBC, in part because it’s where she started when she first joined NBCU seven years ago. She knows that it is the people who work here that make it great, and she understands its culture. She also appreciates the impact and potential of the brand.”
Rashida Jones Net worth
Her net worth is under review.