Award-winning camera operator Stephen Jones first joined the Los Angeles television and film production industry after arriving from Orlando’s WFTV in 1979. Starting as a staffer with ABC in Hollywood, Jones acquired a wide range of program production experience, from game shows to daytime dramas, sitcoms to the Olympic Games. In 1987, he left ABC to freelance, concentrating his efforts in sitcoms. Jones has earned five Emmy Awards: three in the Technical Direction/Camera/Video Control for a Series category for episodes of The Golden Girls, one for an episode of Benson and an Emmy for his work with ABC’s coverage of the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. In addition to previous terms as a governor, Jones has served as chair of the Engineering Emmys Awards Committee, which selects the annual Engineering Emmy Awards. He has been an active Television Academy member since joining in the early 1980s. He holds a B.A. in Communications from the University of Central Florida.