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Jamal Andress

Culture Reporter

Jamal Andress is a culture reporter focused on all the issues that impact black and brown communities. Jamal's storytelling has taken him all the way to Accra, Ghana, to cover international education, and back again to Chicago's Southwest Side to report on the shooting of Laquan McDonald and the subsequent trial of Jason Van Dyke. He got his bachelor's degree (and broadcast reporting chops) from the University of Missouri, where he worked at Columbia, Missouri's NBC station, KOMU. In one of his most memorable interviews, Jamal went to Charlottesville, Virginia, and spoke with Susan Bro, whose daughter Heather Heyer was killed during a white supremacist rally just a year earlier.

Recent Work
A well wisher kneels at a memorial on the sign of Oxford High School
Paul Sancya / APU.S.

Oxford High School Shooting Suspect Appears Virtually For New Hearing

A police car
 Politics

Report: 2021 Was Deadliest Year For Police Officers

Handguns are displayed at the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show in Las Vegas
John Locher / APPolitics

The Rising Rates Of Gun Violence

Former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin
Court TV / APU.S.

Chauvin Pleads Guilty In George Floyd Civil Rights Case

James Crumbley looks past his attorney to his wife during a probable cause hearing
Carlos Osorio / APU.S.

Judge Delays Case Against Michigan School Suspect's Parents

Judge Nancy Carniak speaks during a video court appearance
Paul Sancya / APU.S.

Boy Charged In Michigan School Deaths To Stay In Adult Jail

Newsy / Jennifer SmartU.S.

In Real Life: Home For Now

Posters outside the Hennepin County Government Center
Jim Mone / APU.S.

Jury Selection Begins In Trial Of Former Police Officer Kim Potter

Pathologist Dr. Douglas Kelley testifies in the Kyle Rittenhouse murder trial.
Mark Hertzberg / APU.S.

State Formally Rests Its Case In Kyle Rittenhouse Murder Trial

A volunteer holds a Vote Yes sign
Christian Monterrosa / APPolitics

Voters To Decide Fate Of Minneapolis Police

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Police Superintendent David Brown
Charles Rex Arbogast / APU.S.

The Debate In Chicago Over Illegal Guns And Violence

Ahmaud Arbery's father Marcus Arbery heads into the Glynn County Courthouse
Lewis M. Levine / APU.S.

Trial In Ahmaud Arbery's Killing Begins In Georgia

double-tiered bunks are seen in a jail cell
Rich Pedroncelli / APU.S.

White-Collar Crime In America

Jelani Day
Day Family / NewsyU.S.

Celebration Of Life Held For Jelani Day

Jelani Day
Day FamilyU.S.

What Happened To Jelani Day?

Damarra Atkins pays her respects to George Floyd at a mural at George Floyd Square.
Julio Cortez / APU.S.

Ex-Cops Accused Of Violating Floyd's Rights To Be Arraigned

Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville, Ohio.
John Minchillo / APU.S.

Local Judges Consider Vaccination Mandates In Probation Decisions

Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx
Megan Smith / NewsyU.S.

Chicago's Top Prosecutor Battles Critics Amid Surge In Gun Violence

Attorney General Merrick Garland
APU.S.

AG Garland Launches Gun Trafficking Initiative To Stop Violent Crime

Police on motorcycles
APU.S.

An Inside Look at Colorado's Year-Old Qualified Immunity Ban

Prison exterior
APU.S.

Thousands In Home Confinement Could Be Headed Back To Federal Prison

Bill Cosby after being released from prison.
APU.S.

Bill Cosby Freed After Sexual Assault Conviction Is Overturned

former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin in court during his sentencing hearing
Court TVU.S.

Derek Chauvin Sentenced To 22.5 Years For George Floyd's Murder

Police tape at scene of a crime
APU.S.

Cities Search For Answers In The Midst Of Nationwide Spike In Violence

APU.S.

Teen Who Recorded Murder of George Floyd Awarded Pulitzer

APU.S.

U.S. Police Departments Suffer Staff Shortages After Tumultuous Year

Tamika Mallory walks with others at Women's March in 2019
APU.S.

A Year After George Floyd's Death, Tamika Mallory Talks His Legacy

APU.S.

Chicago Mayor Gives Interviews Only To POC On Inauguration Anniversary

Pasquotank County District Attorney Andrew Womble
Chris Day/The Daily Advance via APU.S.

District Attorney: Police Shooting Of Andrew Brown Jr. Was Justified

Newsy StaffU.S.

With No Police Shootings, Newark Makes Case For Consent Decrees