Ross Jones is an investigative reporter whose work has jailed public officials, led to major government reforms and prompted investigations by the FBI.
His investigations into corruption and waste inside Wayne County have turned unknown officials into household names, spurred a series of firings and helped reshape county government.
Ross was the first to report on a slew of secret funds used—and often abused—by elected officials, including fmr. Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick’s Civic Fund, Wayne County CEO Robert Ficano’s EDGE Fund and Governor Rick Snyder’s NERD Fund.
Jones's series of reports on Michigan's largest courts revealed a broken bond system that allowed accused criminals to walk free from prosecution and let tens of millions of dollars in bond money go uncollected. His work led to major reforms, jailed criminals and recovered hundreds of thousands of dollars in bond money for taxpayers.
Jones has received some of journalism’s highest honors. Most recently, he was awarded the duPont-Columbia Award, regarded as the most prestigious prize in broadcast journalism. Wayne State University's School of Journalism named him "Journalist of the Year" in 2013 and the Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) have twice named his work among the nation’s best.
He is a graduate of Michigan State University, where he earned a degree in journalism.
Most of Ross's stories begin with a tip. Contact him at email@example.com or call him directly at (248) 827-9466.
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