Lana Jones

420x316 grad jones1 Lana JonesLana Jones is a general assignment reporter for WBZ Newsradio 1030. She joined the station in 1991 as a news writer, editor and fill-in anchor/reporter. She has been part of WBZ’s award-winning coverage of the Priest sex abuse scandal, the crash of John F. Kennedy Jr.’s plane and the Worcester warehouse fire.

Jones began her broadcast career in Toledo, Ohio while studying Special Education at Bowling Green State University. A native of Warren, Ohio, Jones moved to Worcester, Massachusetts in 1981 to join the staff of WAAF. There she anchored the news and hosted a weekly talk show on local youth issues. From 1983 to 1988, Jones was a news anchor and reporter for WMJX, Boston. She worked as a reporter for the former WHDH radio from 1989 to 1991.

Jones and her husband live in Worcester, Massachusetts.

Medical cannabis is on sale in Allston. (WBZ-TV)

Defiant Medical Marijuana Activist Opens Cannabis Shop In Allston

A man operates an Allston store where he sells marijuana products he believes are legal. Boston police, meanwhile, are looking into the shop’s legality.

12/02/2014

(Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

Home Heating Oil Prices Lower Than Last Year (For Now)

People who heat their homes with oil are catching a break this year.

11/07/2014

118 Beacon Street in Boston is believed to be haunted. (Photo credit Lana Jones/WBZ)

Fisher College Building Believed To Be Haunted

The college hired some paranormal investigators to find out for sure.

10/24/2014

(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Ballot Question 1: Eliminating Gas Tax Indexing

Voting “yes” on Question 1 would repeal gas tax indexing; voting “no” would mean that starting next year, the gas tax would be adjusted according to inflation.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–10/09/2014

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Boston Schools Work To Attract Minority Faculty Members

The minority student population in Boston Public Schools is close to 90%, but only about a fifth of the teachers are minority.

01/20/2014

A Boston hotel room that was used by a homeless family as part of the state program.

Shrewsbury Footing The Bill For Dozens Of Homeless Families Living In Motel

Town officials say they wish they had been given a heads up before 60 homeless families were placed at the Days Inn located on Route 9.

12/11/2013

(WBZ-TV)

Norfolk DA Announces Anti-DUI Campaign For Holiday Season

‘Observe, Don’t Overserve’ training sessions are targeted for bartenders and servers to prepare for the upcoming holiday season.

11/12/2013

A rendering of the originally proposed Suffolk Downs Casino. (Courtesy: Elkus Manfredi Architects)

City Council Approves East Boston-Only Vote On Suffolk Downs Casino

The Boston City Council voted Wednesday to schedule an East Boston-only vote on the Suffolk Downs casino host agreement on November 5.

09/25/2013

Stacy Schnee the topless biker. (Photo Courtesy: TELEGRAM.COM/ T&G Staff/STEVE LANAVA)

Worcester Woman’s Topless Bike Ride Raises Questions About Laws

A Worcester woman’s choice to ride her bicycle topless has raised questions about the clarity of some state and local laws.

09/16/2013

A rendering of the originally proposed Suffolk Downs Casino. (Courtesy: Elkus Manfredi Architects)

Race Track Announces 2nd Host Community Agreement

Suffolk Downs says it has reached a host community agreement with Revere that would provide an estimated $15 million in annual revenue to the city if a casino is built at the thoroughbred race track.

08/28/2013

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