Sheri Jones was recently inducted into the Michigan Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Silver Circle in recognition of her dedication to excellence and the significant contributions she has made to the television industry over the past 25 years.
Sheri anchors the 11 o’clock news at WLNS and leads its Crime Stoppers Program. Her weekly Crime Stoppers report has aided in the capture of many of Mid-Michigan’s most wanted fugitive felons. The program has also earned her several awards, including honors from the Associated Press, the Michigan Association of Broadcasters, the Central Michigan Crime Prevention Association, and for four years in a row, the top media award from the Crime Prevention Association of Michigan. Sheri has also been awarded by the State of Michigan as an Outstanding Advocate for Crime Victim’s Rights and was a featured speaker at Eastern Michigan University for the Center for Regional and National Security.
In the last decade, Sheri has earned several prestigious community awards including: the 2013 Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame – Extraordinary Woman Award – with special acknowledgment from Governor Rick Snyder, the 2012 Citizen of the Year Recipient from Delta Township, the 2011 Woman of the Year from the National Association of Professional Women, the Athena Award from the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Jack Breslin Walk of Life Award from Ingham Regional Medical Center, the Distinguished Citizen Award from the Boy Scouts of America, the Outstanding Volunteer Award from the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation. Sheri was also named South Lansing Community Service Person of the Year – receiving proclamations from U.S. Congressman Mike Rogers, and Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm.
Sheri’s expertise has been showcased on National Television including Forensic Files and The Montel Williams Show. In 2009, Sheri Jones wrote and hosted an hour-long documentary for the Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame that aired statewide on PBS. In 2010, this documentary entitled “We Can Do It!” won an Emmy. Today some 800 schools across Michigan offer students access to it in their research libraries.
Sheri is an honor’s graduate of MSU’s College of Communication Arts and Sciences. Sheri is an active member in a number of community groups including the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Muscular Dystrophy Association, Children’s Trust Fund of Michigan and Child and Family Services- Capital Area.