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.

The jury in Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's trial. (Sketch credit: Jane Rosenberg)

Marathon Bombing Trial Jury Faces Complicated Form In Life Or Death Decision

As the jury in the Boston Marathon bomber’s trial begins its first full day of deliberations in the punishment phase Thursday, they’ll be filling out a very long, complicated form on their way to a decision.

05/14/2015

File photo of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (Photo credit Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)

Gov. Chris Christie Talks Possible Presidential Run In New Hampshire

Christie proposed an income cap on Social Security.

04/14/2015

Four Boston Marathon runners wearing same bib number.

Boston Marathon Runners Warned Not To Post Bib Numbers Online

In 2014, a handful of runners who did not qualify used photos found on social media to duplicate bibs and join the race.

04/14/2015

(Photo by Christina Hager-WBZ-TV)

Drivers Unaware As City Moves Legally Parked Cars To Haul Snow

In some cases, city workers are forced to tow cars from their parking spaces, even if they are legally parked, in order to clear snow from the roads.

02/25/2015

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

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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

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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

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