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Velena Jones

Published On: Apr 03 2014 04:15:55 PM CDT
Updated On: Jun 02 2014 10:24:51 AM CDT
Velena Jones

Hometown: Concord, CA

High School: Berean High School
College: Biola University

Other Journalism Experience: KABC in Los Angeles and WBKB Alpena, Mich.

Started at WISC-TV on: March 25,2014

Twitter: @VelenaJones

What do you like to do in your spare time?

I love to be active. In my spare time I like working out and exploring the area.

What is your favorite place to vacation?

Traveling is one of my favorite things to do. I can’t say I have a designated favorite place to vacation. But if I’m anywhere where there is a body of water, I’m pretty content.

What is your favorite sport to play or watch?

Baseball and basketball are two of my favorite sports. Growing up going to SF Giants games are some of my fondest memories.

If you could possess one superhuman power, what would it be?

If I had a superpower, I would want to be able to read minds. I’m always wondering what people are really thinking.

What are you really bad at that you'd love to be great at?

Singing! I would love to be able to carry a tune.

What is your most memorable travel experience?

During my time in college, I was fortunate enough to travel to the Dominican Republic for a journalism trip. I spent most of my time in Capitillo and San Domingo. It was an eye-opening experience and a memory I will have for the rest of my life.

Who would you most like to interview alive or dead, and why?

I would love to get the chance to interview both Maya Angelou and Ruby Bridges. Maya Angelou is one of my favorite authors and a complete inspiration to me. Ruby Bridges made history in 1960 and played a huge role in integration. Her courage as a 6 year old astonishes me to this day.

What is the best piece of advice you have ever received?

My mom shared a Maya Angelou quote with me when I was young and its stuck with me ever since. “People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

Where were you when September 11, 2001 occurred?

I remember I woke up to screams coming from my parents that were watching the TV in the family room. I actually went to school that day. All day I caught myself looking up at the sky, wondering how such an awful thing could happen.

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