NBC’s “Today Show” will be in the area next week — and with a familiar face to boot!
Sheinelle Jones, formally of FOX29, will be in the city on Monday, April 12th, as Philadelphia is the first stop in a planned “Today Show” series “on the reopening of America’s cities that aims to spotlight the people, places, and things that bring our country’s cities back to life”, per the Inquirer.
Jones will be featured on all 3 hours of the show on Monday, as well as on NBC’s 10 pre-7am telecast. She’ll also be interviewing local celebrities, like Patti Labelle, Flyers president Valerie Camillo, and Ben Miller of South Philly Barbacoa.
As expected though, the Inquirer reports that NBC “isn’t interested” in having a big audience for the visit. The show will use their “virtual plaza”, which “has viewers vying for screen time the way they once competed for the chance to see Al Roker up close.” They report that different viewers from the Philly area will be featured, but it’s likely that those people have already been chosen.
For more info, head over to our friends at The Inquirer.