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Nashville veteran Paul Jones joining NBC5's sports team


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Paul Jones, a mainstay at Nashville’s WZTV-TV since 2002, is joining NBC5 as a “multimedia journalist” who will anchor, report, produce and shoot footage for the Fort Worth-based station.

Scheduled to start on April 9th, Jones is leaving the sports director position at Nashville’s Fox affiliate.

“I’ve gotten to the point in my career where I just feel like I need to spread my wings a little bit and find a new challenge and something that excites me and that I enjoy,” Jones told The Tennessean last month before his future destination was known.

The Maryland native also has worked for TV stations in Indianapolis, Washington, D.C. and Lubbock, TX. He won five Emmy awards while at WZTV.

Veteran Newy Scruggs remains as NBC5’s lead sports anchor.

Jones has an admirable sense of humor about himself. Below is video of WZTV’s coverage of his badly misfired opening pitch at a 2015 Nashville Sounds game.

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