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Gabrielle Jones

Digital News Editor

Gabrielle Jones has a passion for serving diverse audiences. She is the Digital News Editor at KERA in Dallas, Texas.

Previously she worked at Richmond, Virginia's PBS and NPR affiliate, VPM. Jones joined VPM in 2015 and worked in a variety of roles in the fundraising, digital and news departments.

Gabrielle completed her undergraduate work in English and Mass Communications at North Carolina Central University in Durham, N.C., where she finished her bachelor's degree in just three years. She earned her master’s degree in Journalism and Public Affairs from American University.

Gabrielle is a member of the board of directors of the Public Media Journalists association.

Her awards include two 2020 Regional Murrow Awards for overall Excellence and multimedia vith VPM.

Gabrielle specializes in helping teams craft and implement digital content and engagement strategies. You can follow her on Twitter @GabrielleNjones.

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Stacey Rasheed, 47, is a member of Friendship-West Baptist Church, and said she felt she had to show support after a "Blue Lives Matter" caravan took over her church's parking lot. "It's upsetting that we're still fighting the same fight," she said.
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An Oak Cliff church that proudly flies a banner reading Black Lives Matter had nearly 1,000 unwanted visitors gather on their campus Sunday. 

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A Fort Worth Police officer was rushed to the hospital Saturday after being struck by a vehicle in pursuit on the North Freeway in Fort Worth. The officer had “extensive surgery” and was in ICU in stable condition by late Saturday night, according to a statement released by the department. 

Raymond Abii, 11, stands at the forefront of a group of protesters shouting "Black Lives Matter."
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President Donald Trump rejected calls to defund police during his visit to Dallas Thursday. Trump was in town for a roundtable discussion about policing and race relations, and his first in-person fundraiser since pandemic lockdowns began. 

Protesters gathered outside Dallas City Hall Tuesday while Gov. Greg Abbott met with Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson and Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price.
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Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson has declared Friday George Floyd Remembrance Day. There will be a service mourning Floyd’s death in front of City Hall at 8 a.m., followed in the afternoon by a special City Council meeting to discuss police conduct at recent protests. 

Protesters gathered in front of Dallas City Hall, Tuesday, June 2.
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Demonstrators marched and rallied across North Texas for a sixth consecutive night, protesting police brutality and structural racism. As of 10 p.m. the events had remained largely peaceful, with officials sharing moments of solidarity with protesters around the region.

Police shot gas a kneeling protestors on the Hunt Hill Bridge Monday.
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Protests continued around North Texas for a fourth day Monday, with one in Dallas resulting in police firing smoke bombs at a crowd on the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge. 

Protestors at City Hall
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A curfew began at 7 p.m.  Sunday in downtown Dallas and nearby neighborhoods. Police Chief Renee Hall said it will be in effect until 6 a.m., and those hours will continue for the next several days. 

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This week total positive cases and deaths continue to climb in North Texas, plus salons and barber shops across the started to reopen Friday.

Dallas City Hall
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This week total positive cases and deaths continue to climb in North Texas.

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Voting can be complicated — people often find themselves unsure of where to go, what to bring and what's on the ballot. Don't fear. We've put together this guide with what you need to know to vote on March 3 in the 2020 primaries in North Texas.

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Family and friends will gather in Washington, D.C. Friday to honor the life of longtime PBS NewsHour anchor Jim Lehrer. PBS NewsHour will have live coverage of his memorial service. 

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Lorraine Birabil defeated James Armstrong III in Tuesday's special runoff election for Texas House District 100. Birabil won with about 66% of the vote. 

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Jim Lehrer, the longtime anchor of the PBS NewsHour who began his public television career at KERA, has died. He was 85.

Montage of guns collected by TSA
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Three Texas airports ranked in the top 10 for the number of guns the Transportation Security Administration discovered at airport checkpoints last year. The agency caught more firearms at checkpoints nationwide in 2019 than ever before.

lightning over Dallas
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One person is dead after a car flipped into Five Mile Creek west of downtown Dallas around 7 p.m. Friday, according to Dallas police. 

Severe thunderstorms came through the area unleashing downpours that caused widespread flash flooding.

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Gov. Greg Abbott has told the U.S. State Department Texas will not accept refugees in the 2020 fiscal year.

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Dallas County Health and Human Services reported its first vaping-related death in the county this week. The patient was a teenager and had a chronic underlying medical condition.

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Authorities have identified the gunman in Sunday's suburban Fort Worth church shooting as 43-year-old Keith Thomas Kinnunen of River Oaks, a small city near Fort Worth. Police have not determined a motive for the shooting. 

 West Freeway Church of Christ
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A gunman who opened fire Sunday morning at a suburban Fort Worth church was killed by two parishioners, authorities say. Two people died from the wounds they sustained at the hands of the shooter.

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A 41-year-old Congolese woman seeking asylum died Wednesday in U.S. custody shortly after she entered a border station in South Texas, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Thursday.

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The white former Fort Worth police officer who shot and killed a black woman in her home in October was indicted on a murder charge by a grand jury Friday. 

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For decades the U.S. Postal Service has asked people and organizations to adopt letters addressed to Santa from children in need. This year Austin will be among the 15 cities whose letters are included in the program named Operation Santa.