UANYC's Jones Honored As Outstanding Communication Alumna

April 15, 2010

Courtesy of The University of Alabama

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- UANYC member Cynthia Kay Jones was one of seven University of Alabama alumni presented with Outstanding Alumni Awards from the University’s College of Communication and Information Sciences during Honors Week activities this spring.

Jones, senior editorial producer at CNN, received the award for Outstanding Alumna in Telecommunication and Film for her work coordinating the network's breaking news coverage as well as various special projects. Previously, she was an associate producer at CNN as well as a media coordinator, joining the network in 1999. Jones got her start at WREG-TV in Memphis as a production assistant, and in 1998, moved to WHBQ-TV in Memphis as an associate producer, producing Good Morning Memphis as well as the midday news program. She graduated with honors from Northwest Mississippi Community College in 1995 with an associate of arts in broadcasting, and from The University of Alabama in 1997 with a bachelor’s degree in telecommunication and film.

Other Recipients included Marilyn Mancini, UA professor emerita; William Alan Dennis, UA professor emeritus; Dr. Mark Nelson, vice president for student affairs and vice provost for academic affairs at UA; Dr. Bernell Tripp, associate professor of journalism at the University of Florida; Camille Elebash, UA professor emerita; and Bill Bolen, retired news anchor, WBRC-TV in Birmingham.