Phil Jones has been an award-wining correspondent for CBS NEWS for more than three decades. At the network, he served as a White House correspondent during the Gerald Ford administration and as chief Capitol Hill correspondent. He reported from the Vietnam battlefields and covered the resignation of President Richard Nixon and the trial and impeachment of President Bill Clinton. During Campaign 2000, he chronicled Republican Senator John McCain’s run for the White House and provided a weekly overview of the presidential campaign.
Jones joined CBS NEWS in 1969 as a reporter based in Atlanta, covering historic civil rights stories. In the early ’70s, he was assigned to bureaus in Saigon and Hong Kong and was a member of the CBS NEWS team that won an Emmy Award for exclusive reports on the clandestine Indochina air war. In 1972, Jones joined the award-winning CBS Washington bureau just as the Watergate scandal was erupting.
From 1990 to 1995, Jones served as a correspondent for the CBS program 48 HOURS, reporting on a variety of domestic and international stories. Jones won six Emmy Awards during his tenure on the show.
Jones was honored for his RELIGION & ETHICS NEWSWEEKLY 2004 report on Catholic missionary Father Joe Maier, receiving the New York Festival Award, the Silver Angel Award, and the Wilbur Award.
Jones began his broadcasting career while a student at Indiana University. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree, he served as a reporter for CBS affiliates in Indiana and Minnesota before joining CBS News. Jones has been inducted into the Indiana Broadcast Hall of Fame. He lives with his wife Patricia in Naples, Florida.