Tavares Jones co-anchors the Weekend edition of WSVN’s # 1 rated morning news program TODAY IN FLORIDA, he also reports Weekday mornings.
Prior to covering news in South Florida, Tavares served as a Weekday Morning News Anchor at KNWA & KFTA-TV of Northwest Arkansas. He has also worked at stations in Dayton, Ohio, and Macon, Georgia.
A graduate of the University of Florida, Tavares holds dual degrees in journalism and political science. Prior to graduation, he began a career as paralegal and public affairs director at a regional law firm based in Gainesville, FL, specializing in criminal defense, personal injury, and wrongful death cases. Tavares’ background and experience have given him the unique opportunity to apply his legal knowledge to news coverage of several high-profile court cases and crime headlines across various television news markets.
Tavares’ professional affiliations include the National Association of Black Journalists, the Society of Professional Journalists, and the Radio Television Digital News Association.
With a true passion for journalism, Tavares works to use the platform as an opportunity to make a long-lasting positive impact in the lives of viewers, their families, and a difference for the common good.
He is committed to serving the local community and devotes much of his time to various organizations including the United Way, Boys & Girls Club, Catholic Charities, Feeding America Food Banks, Children’s Miracle Network and the Miss America Scholarship Organization.