In 2014, Jones was honored with Villanova University's annual Ethos Award, which recognizes an alumnus who serves as a role model to students by demonstrating character, service, and excellence in the field of communication.
The same year, Jones was awarded Villanova University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences' Young Alumni Medallion, bestowed upon one University alum annually who excels in his/her professional endeavors and demonstrates ongoing service to the community and the University.
In 2018, Jones' was honored with Villanova University's Young Alumni Medal, which recognizes an alumnus/a who has reached a significant level of achievement in his/her profession and who is a model of the quality and caliber of today’s Villanova student.
The award honors alumni who have made outstanding contributions to one or more areas of society, including professional, academic, and service to the college.
The station was awarded "Best Morning News Show" by the Virginia Association of Broadcasters.
After three years in Virginia, Jones was hired as an Anchor and Reporter for WTAE in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
In early March 2007, he entered the "Jersey Guy Idol" contest on WKXW (101.5 FM, "New Jersey 101.5") with hosts Craig Carton and Ray Rossi.
In 2016, Jones' longtime girlfriend Cara Mc Collum, 24, died at Cooper University Hospital a week after sustaining head injures in a one-car accident on an icy Route 55 in Pittsgrove Township, Salem County, on February 15.
A funeral was held in her hometown of Forrest City, Arkansas and a memorial service was held in Ocean City, New Jersey. Jones has a Miniature American Shepherd named Charlie, who he called "his shadow." He has said his dog gave him a new outlook while he was grieving, “He’s become everything to me. They have this amazing sense and amazing ability to understand how you’re feeling before you even realize you’re feeling it.” In 2016, the National Dog Show named Charlie its official "spokesdog" after they saw Jones post about him on social media.
Jones covered stories including the dedication of the Flight 93 Memorial in Shanksville, the contentious 2010 Pennsylvania Governor's race, and the trial of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.
Jones joined WCAU in Philadelphia as the Weekday Morning Anchor in July 2012.