Jennifer Jones Rochelle is a seasoned American broadcast journalist who began her career fresh out of college.

WRAL-TV5 (Ral, NC) gave Jennifer her first shot in the business. She was hired as a production assistant and transitioned to a reporter trainee. As Jennifer’s career advanced, she quickly became known for her exclusive interviews and engaging storytelling.

Since starting her television broadcast career, Jennifer has delivered hard news stories and human-interest pieces for multiple news operations. She broadcast news as a national correspondent for CBS News and on CBS radio to share her big news story of the day. Jennifer also covered news in multiple markets as a local news reporter/ anchor. In addition to gathering news for local live broadcasts, Jennifer produced investigative pieces and documentaries for networks and affiliates nationwide. Jennifer’s local news stations include the FOX 0&0 WTVT-TV13/Tampa, FL; WTKR-TV3/Norfolk, VA; the former WTF-TV28/Raleigh, NC; WCYB-TV5/Bristol, VA; and WRAL-TV5/Raleigh, NC.

In addition to her broadcast work, Jennifer was an editor for Best Version Media and a weekly guest instructor at the Carolina School of Broadcasting.

Most Memorable Assignments

Jennifer’s award-winning journalism spans nationally and abroad. A few of Jennifer’s most memorable news assignments include covering Nelson Mandela and the end of apartheid in South Africa, the death of Princess Diana, the 9/11 terrorist attacks on America, and the #Me Too movement that led to the downfall of some of our country’s most recognized and respected men.


A Raleigh native, Jennifer recently returned to her hometown after being away for over thirty years. She is a graduate of Norfolk State University in Norfolk, Virginia, where she earned her BS degree in Mass Communications and graduated magna cum laude.

When Jennifer steps away from work, she enjoys traveling, horseback riding (prefers English to Western), decompressing on the driving range, camping/hiking, and mostly, hanging with her family.