Rashida Jones MSNBC President, Biography and Wiki
Rashida Jones is a renowned American and President of the cable news network MSNBC since 1st February 2021. Jones is the first Black woman to lead a cable news network.
Rashida started her career in 2002 as a morning show producer at WTKR in Norfolk, Virginia while she was a senior in college. She later moved to The Weather Channel as a weekend producer and became director of live programming in 2009. Rashida then worked at WIS-TV in Columbia, South Carolina, as a news director before moving to New York City as an executive producer for daytime shows at MSNBC. Later on, Jones became the managing editor and senior vice president of specials for NBC News and MSNBC. In 2021, Rashida became the President of MSNBC becoming the first African-American woman to lead a cable news network.
Rashida Jones Age and Birthday
Jones was born between 1980 and 1981 in York, Pennsylvania, United States of America. Rashida is around 41-42 years old as of 2023.
Rashida Jones Nationality and Ethnicity
Jones is of American nationality and citizenship. Moreover, she is of African-American ethnicity.
Rashida Jones Height
Rashida is a gorgeous woman who stands at a height of 5 feet 5 inches tall.
Rashida Jones Family/Parents
Jones was born in York, Pennsylvania to Richard and Alice Adkins, the oldest of three children. Her family later moved to Richmond, Virginia.
Rashida Jones Husband/Spouse
Jones was married to Edward Fisher, the community and government relations executive at American University. However the couple got divorced but they have two children, a son, and a daughter.
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Rashida attended Henrico High School in Richmond, Virginia where she became editor of the student newspaper. She then joined Hampton University in Hampton, Virginia, and majored in broadcast journalism later graduating in 2002 with a degree in Mass Media Arts.
Rashida Jones Net Worth and Salary
As of May 2023, Jones has an estimated net worth of about $5 million. She has earned her fortune from her successful career as a television executive. Being the President of MSNBC, Jones receives an annual salary of a whopping $700 million.
Rashida Jones Awards and Honors
- In 2020, Rashida was named in Variety’s 2020 New York Women’s Impact Report.
- In October 2022, she was the inaugural recipient of the Media Leadership Award from Montclair State University School of Communication and Media.
- Rashida was awarded the Achievement of Excellence Award from Scripps Howard School of Journalism & Communications at Hampton University and headlined the institution’s 20th-anniversary celebration in February 2023.
- On March 2, 2023, Jones earned the Radio Television Digital News Foundation’s Leonard Zeidenberg First Amendment Award.
- In addition, Jones is a member of the Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications Hall of Fame.