A Longtime DC News Anchor has left the station and basically says that TV news is dead.
Morris Jones signed off this week from WJLA and NewsChannel 8, where he has worked since 2010.
In addition to anchor duties, Jones hosted Government Matters, a show about the business of our town, and the news and interview show Capital Insider.
He is not retiring.
“I still think I’m still too young to retire,” Jones tells Washingtonian. “There are several things I want to do and even if I stay in media it’ll be new media–the days of appointment TV are just not there anymore.” Jones says the station offered him a contract extension, but that he was too interested in other possibilities including cyber security, IT, unmanned aerial vehicles, and perhaps having a hand in a reality show about power in Washington.
In other words, you'll see him back Anchoring TV news in a few months.