About the Author
Tarsha Nicole Jones—aka Miss Jones or “Jonesy,” as she is called by the many people who adore her—is the host of the #1 Arbitron-rated New York Hot 97-FM morning show, weekdays from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., Miss Jones in the Morning. Miss Jones attended New York City’s Fiorella H. Laguardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts (the Fame school), concentrating in classical music and subsequently learning music technique and arrangement. She attended Syracuse University, where she graduated with a BA in music. A chance meeting with rapper Doug E. Fresh helped to launch her singing career, and her vocals were featured on recordings for the Beatnuts, Busta Rhymes, Biz Markie, Common Sense, and Rampage. Musical cameos on underground mix tapes for Ron G and DJ Homicide, along with station promos on Hot 97 for popular DJs Red Alert and Funkmaster Flex, gave Miss Jones underground celebrity status. She lives in New Jersey with her son.