Every day starts with a good morning for Cameron Jones ’09.
As operations coordinator for “Good Morning America,” Cameron processes hires, tracks freelancers and runs the internship program among other tasks. The former WSTM-TV (Syracuse) and WNYW-TV (New York) intern hopes to make his way to the front of the cameras eventually, but loves learning all aspects of the broadcasting business.
A member of the Future Alumni Network as a student, Cameron stays active with the Graduates Of the Last Decade Leadership Council.
Cameron’s advice: “If you use the tools you are given at Oswego and stay connected, you’re going to be successful.”
1. Key to a good morning:
My key to a good morning is started with my Pandora radio, specifically the Anita Baker station. Listening to the classic oldies puts me
in the perfect zone to make a good morning a great morning!
2. Part of a complete breakfast:
I love pancakes and cream cheese bagels — separately of course, everything bagels to be exact. But I would not be myself without having a banana and at least one cup of coffee.
3. Go-to Oswego dining hall dinner item:
Anything off the grill at Pathfinder dining hall from paninis, cheese steaks, chicken phillies, burgers, waffle fries — Oh my!
4. Favorite campus activity/organization:
There are just too many! Big shout out to FANs (Future Alumni Network), Department of Campus Life, Residence Life, Phi Beta Sigma Rho Xi chapter, Student Association and ALANA!
5. Greatest Oswego experience:
My favorite Oswego experience by far was being a building manager working in Hewitt Union and the Campus Center at Campus Life. I learned many valuable skills that I use to this very day, built great relationships, and it offered an enormous professional trajectory.
6. Worst thing about leaving Oswego:
I miss the carefree, casual life where there appeared to be a sense of security — a safe haven.
7. Best thing about coming back:
I love to see the new developments at the college, whether it be new structures, academic progress, reconnecting or meeting students.
8. Coolest internship:
Coolest internship was when I did news reporting at WSTM-TV Channel 3 in Syracuse. I learned the craft of reporting and working at a television station. Most of all, I got a front-row seat journeying throughout Central New York to places I would have otherwise not known.
9. Dream job:
I think I am at my dream job. I’ve dreamed big all my life and I seized a golden opportunity to work at ABC News and to be a part of the Good Morning America family! I intend to keep growing, learning and seeing what can come of this experience.
10. Words of wisdom:
To always strive to set a good example in work ethic and relationship building. You never know who may be watching or looking, but just know that someone always is.