KJRH Reunites Anchors Thompson, Lisa Jones
Scripps-owned NBC affiliate KJRH Tulsa, Okla. (DMA 58), is reuniting two news anchors who each have deep roots covering the biggest news stories in Tulsa and throughout Oklahoma. Scott Thompson and Lisa Jones will co-anchor 2 Works for You Today weekdays from 4:30 to 7 a.m. beginning Aug. 14.
“Longtime Tulsa audiences will fondly remember when Scott and Lisa anchored together. They were friends then and have remained close over the years. Viewers will see that same chemistry with Scott, Lisa and the entire morning team,” said Amy Calvert, KJRH VP-GM.
Thompson recently left KOTV Tulsa after 28 years working as a reporter and anchor. He won five national Edward R. Murrow Awards for his reporting and writing, the Sigma Delta Chi Award and Bronze Medallion for “Public Service in Television Journalism” from the Society of Professional Journalists, numerous regional Murrow Awards, seven local Emmy Awards and three national Telly Awards for best feature reporting. He serves on the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence and the Sand Springs Education Foundation.
Jones spent more than 16 years covering breaking news, local politics and community news in Tulsa. She left local television in 2000 to be a consultant and corporate trainer, and for the last 13 years has worked in the oil and gas industry. She has served on several nonprofit committees and boards, most recently Goodwill and Call Rape.