TAMPA, Fla. – Moffitt Cancer Center announces the appointment of former CBS News correspondent Phil Jones to its national Board of Advisors, a growing group of prominent individuals who serve as Moffitt ambassadors and offer their expertise and counsel on issues relating to the cancer center.
Now retired, Phil Jones was 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.
Today, Jones and his wife, Patricia, live in Naples, Florida. A cancer survivor, Jones has become an advocate for cancer research and for access to the latest advances in cancer care.
Former Miami Dolphins quarterback and Pro Football Hall of Famer Bob Griese chairs the Board of Advisors.
About Moffitt Cancer Center ###
Located in Tampa, Moffitt is one of only 41 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers, a distinction that recognizes Moffitt’s excellence in research, its contributions to clinical trials, prevention and cancer control. Since 1999, Moffitt has been listed in U.S. News & World Report as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” for cancer. With more than 4,200 employees, Moffitt has an economic impact on the state of nearly $2 billion. For more information, visit MOFFITT.org, and follow the Moffitt momentum on Facebook, twitter and YouTube.