Miami's Constance Jones Teams up with MCI to give Liberty City a brighter Future

 

Constance Jones is the beautiful and fun-loving news anchor of the ABC affiliate WPLG – Channel 10 in Miami, FL. The half German anchor spent most of her childhood living oversees in Germany as the daughter of a U.S. Army First Sergeant, before coming to the United States. Constance attended the Dan Rather School of Communications at Sam Houston State University and got her start in media working for the Education Video Network in Texas. This illustrious talent has had a long standing career in News, working as an anchor for CBS Evening News, BET Nightly News, 48 Hours and MTVu. Now a 9 year resident of South Florida and traffic reporter/Co-anchor of Local 10 News, she calls South Florida her home and has made a concentrated effort on making Miami a better place.

Being a reporter out in the field, Constance has had to face a lot of the harsh realities that plague Miami’s Inner-Urban communities and the one that has had one of the largest impacts on her while reporting live, was a shooting that took place in the community of Liberty City back in 2008,” I remember waking up on a Saturday morning and getting to the station at 3:00 AM and I am heading to Liberty City to cover a story where 12 kids had been shot, I remember distinctly thinking…. These kids don’t have a chance, when someone with an AK-47 opens fire on a housing complex, you don’t have a chance”. Fast forward 8 years later to today where Constance gets to work with one of Liberty City’s virtues, The Miami Children’s Initiative (MCI), which is a non-profit that is working on breaking the cycle of poverty and investing in the children of Liberty City and their families.

On June 3-4, 2016, MCI hosts its 4th annual ““Over The Edge” fundraiser to raise awareness and funds to support the various programs they offer for children ages 3-18 years old. The event takes fundraising to another level, literally. Participants are asked to rappel 19 stories (200 feet!) down the JW Marriott Marquis in Downtown Miami. Constance considers herself one of the weary yet willing rappellers that will help to bring awareness to this wonderful cause, “I think money should be going to places that are needed and if my little voice can get people to think twice about donating, then it’s worth doing it”.

To learn more about Constance Jones visit http://www.local10.com/news/constance-jones and follow her on social media, Instagram: @CraftyConstance; Twitter: @ConstanceJones . To donate to the Miami’s Children’s Initiates visit
http://www.miamichildrensinitiative.org/otem/home.shtml.

 

 

 

Danielle Stedman is an up and coming writer, host and producer. Born in Jamaica, W.I. Danielle’s family migrated to the States in pursuit of achieving the American dream. Danielle grew up in Long Island NY, where she was exposed to the fast paced lifestyle, hustle and bustle of living in NY’s Tri-State area. Danielle moved to South Florida shortly after High School and made the decision to study Mass Communications at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale FL, where she earned her Bachelor’s degree and has resided since. While on a journey of self-discovery, Danielle found herself venturing into the worlds of Fashion Merchandising, Social Media Marketing, Music promotion, Not for Profit work and promotional writing for Radio and Television. Danielle now the proud founder of Danirenee21.com and the Miami Correspondent for CocoaFab.com and Fluff Magazine.