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TV One General Counsel John Jones Dies

Dec 5, 2006  •  Post A Comment

John Jones, general counsel of TV One, died Sunday night of an apparent heart attack. He was 38.

“John played a critical role in TV One’s genesis, working tirelessly to see that TV One’s distribution and other legal agreements necessary to get a fledging network off the ground were favorable and well executed,” said TV One President and CEO Johnathan Rodgers.

Mr. Jones joined cable network TV One as legal counsel in 2003. He supervised its initial development with early distribution and programming agreements. Mr. Jones had experience with financing for public and private companies, mergers, acquisitions, and venture capital financing as an associate with the law firm of Cooley Goddard in Reston, Va.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at Maple Springs Baptist Church in Capitol Heights, Md.