MiChelle Jones joined the staff of Nashville Public Television as Communications Manager in January 2015, and is responsible for the station’s publicity, promotions, ads, social media, blogs, etc. MiChelle came to NPT as a respected arts journalist whose work has appeared in The Tennessean, the Nashville Scene (where she was deputy managing editor and special projects editor), The Dallas Morning News, Nashville Arts Magazine, Chattanooga Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, Art in America, Variety, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and Fodor’s travel guides. She wrote the Tennessee chapter of Fodor’s Essential USA (1st edition) and recently contributed to Fodor’s Inside Nashville (1st edition).
MiChelle has a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University, undergraduate degrees from Carnegie Mellon University and she has received two National Endowment for the Arts writing fellowships. Early in her career, she explored her interest in television documentaries through an internship at the International Broadcasting Trust, a documentary production company in London, England. She has traveled extensively throughout the U.S., Europe and Japan and was a Robert Bosch Foundation Fellow to Germany, where she worked at the Associated Press. Her travels, whether international or domestic, always reflect her interests in the arts, history, and architecture.
MiChelle has served as a board and/or committee member for the Southern Festival of Books, the Robert Bosch Foundation Alumni Association, Sister Cities of Nashville, and the Japan America Student Conference. In recent years, she has served as a panelist for the Metro Nashville Arts Commission, the Americans for the Arts annual conference, the Tennessee Association of Museums, and the Society for Features Journalism.