Colleen Jones Bio, Age, Family, Husband, CBC News, Curling, Net worth, Salary, Twitter

Colleen Jones Biography

Colleen Jones, born Colleen P. Jones, is a curler and media personality from Canada. She works for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) as a reporter and weather presenter, as well as NBC in the United States as a curling analyst, particularly during the 2010 Winter Olympics. Jones attended St. Patrick’s High School. She later joined and graduated from Dalhousie University.

Colleen Jones Age

Jones is 62 years old as of 2022. She was born on December 16, 1959 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. However, she has not disclosed the date or the month she was born to the public. Hence its not known when she celebrates his birthday.

Colleen Jones Height

Jones stands at a height of 5 feet 6 inches (1.68 m).

Colleen Jones Family

Jones was born and raised in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She has managed to keep her personal life away from the limelight hence she has not disclosed any information about her parents. It is also not known if Colleen has any siblings.

Colleen Jones Husband

Jones is happily married to the love of her life, Scott Saunders, an engineer. They are blessed with two sons, Luke Saunders and Zach Saunders. Jones won her first Canadian mixed title with her husband back in 1993.

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Colleen Jones Net worth

Jones has an estimated net worth of $3 million which she has earned through her career as a journalist.

Colleen Jones Salary

Jones’s annual average salary ranges from $43,668 to $150,443.

Colleen Jones Career

Jones joined CBC/Radio-coverage Canada’s of the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 as a curling reporter with over 30 years of experience on the pebbled ice. Jones, who is also a seasoned CBC reporter who is covering her tenth Olympic Games, won gold in the World Senior Championships in April 2017, adding to her two previous World Championship gold medals.

She is a successful skip who has competed in a record 21 Scott Tournament of Hearts, the women’s national curling competition, with her team winning six Canadian titles. She is a member of the Canadian Curling Hall of Fame and the Canada Games Hall of Honour, as well as the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame, which she was inducted into in 2016. In 1986, the current CBC Nova Scotia correspondent joined the organization

Colleen Jones Curling Career

She began curling competitively at a young age, serving as skip for the St. Patrick’s High School team. She won the first of her 16 Nova Scotia curling titles when she was only 19 years old. As a result, she was invited to compete in the Canadian championships, where she placed second.

At the age of 22, she became the youngest skip to ever win the Canadian women’s curling championship, but her competitive curling was halted by a career, marriage, and a family. She began her career as a correspondent for CBC Television in 1986 and has since covered numerous summer and winter Olympic Games. She is still employed by the CBC and currently works as a reporter for CBC Nova Scotia.

Jones won the Canadian curling championship for the second time in 1999 with her new team of Kim Kelly, Mary Anne Waye (later Arsenault), and Nancy Delahunt. In 2001, the team did it again, winning the World Curling Championship in Lausanne, Switzerland. They won another Canadian title in 2002, and then won the Scott Tournament of Hearts for a record-setting fifth time in 2004. Jones became the first skip in Canadian history to win four consecutive titles. The team went on to win its second World Curling Championship after that.

Their performance at the Scott Tournament of Hearts in 2005 was less than stellar. The squad concluded the round-robin with a 6-5 record and fell to Sandy Comeau of New Brunswick in a tie-breaker. When this happened, the team received a standing ovation, which even brought the other game two sheets over to a halt. The team was back in form the next year, however they lost in the semi-finals against Jennifer Jones. The team disbanded after the end of the 2006 season. Jones became the third member of fellow Haligonian Kay Zinck’s team. Laine Peters was named as the new skip for the rest of the squad.

Jones rejoined with Mary-Anne Arsenault and Kim Kelly for the 2012-2013 season, with the intention of competing in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Jones served as the team’s second stone thrower while also serving as the rink’s vice skip, or “mate,” when Arsenault skipped. The Arsenault-skipping team won the 2013 Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Nova Scotia, qualifying for the 2013 Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Kingston, Ontario. They had a 5-6 record at the end of the tournament.

Jones has competed in four Senior Curling Championships in Canada (2011, 2012, 2015, and 2016). At the 2012 Championships, she won a bronze medal, and at the 2015 Championships, she won a silver medal. She won her first Canadian Senior Curling Championships in 2016 and went on to represent Canada in the 2017 Global Senior Curling Championships in Lethbridge, Alberta, where her rink went undefeated to capture the world title.

She is most recognized for being the skip of two women’s world championship teams and six Tournament of Hearts women’s championships in Canada. From the time she won her 67th game in 1994 until Jennifer Jones surpassed her 152 wins in 2021, she had an unprecedented four titles in a row and held the record for most Tournaments of Hearts wins. Jones is a member of the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame and the Canadian Curling Hall of Fame.

Colleen Jones Highlights

  • World Curling Champion: 2001, 2004
  • Canadian Curling Champion: 1982, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004
  • Canadian Mixed Curling Champion: 1993, 1999
  • World Senior Curling Champion: 2017
  • Canadian Senior Curling Champion: 2016

Colleen Jones CBC

Jonesb works at CBC where she works alongside;

  1. Scott Peterson
  2. Suhana Meharchand
  3. Zulekha Nathoo
  4. Steven D’Souza
  5. Jill Dempsey
  6. Margaret Evans
  7. Kimberly Gale
  8. Colette Kennedy
  9. Ashley Brauweiler
  10. Ryan Snoddon

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