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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
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

AG Garland Launches Gun Trafficking Initiative To Stop Violent Crime

Police on motorcycles

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

Prison exterior

Thousands In Home Confinement Could Be Headed Back To Federal Prison

Bill Cosby after being released from prison.

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

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


Teen Who Recorded Murder of George Floyd Awarded Pulitzer


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

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

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


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

Still from bodycam footage of Tyrell Wilson

Officer Who Killed 2 Suspects In Separate Incidents Charged

People celebrate after Derek Chauvin was found guilty
Morry Gash / APU.S.

Minneapolis Activists Laud Chauvin Verdict But Say It's Just A Start

Former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin listens as his defense attorney Eric Nelson gives closing arguments
Court TV via APU.S.

Closing Arguments Are Heard In The Trial Of Derek Chauvin

Former NFL player Phillip Adams
Elaine Thompson / APSports

Former NFL Player Named In Mass Shooting In South Carolina

Business owner

Businesses At Minneapolis Intersection Where Floyd Died Are Struggling


Minneapolis Activists Say Trial Is About More Than Floyd's Death

Speaker at 2020 March on Washington

Local Governments Look To Follow Illinois City's Lead On Reparations

People protest anti-Asian attacks

Hate Crime Cases And Convictions Are Rare In U.S. Courtrooms


Motive in Atlanta Shooting Unclear But Fuels Fear in Asian Community

Megan SmithU.S.

Pastor Says Real Change In Minneapolis Must 'Come From The Heart'

Megan SmithU.S.

$1M Fencing For Derek Chauvin Trial Angers Some Minneapolis Activists

George Floyd's Younger Brother, Philonise Floyd

George Floyd's Brother Talks Chauvin's Trial, Police Reform And More


Hundreds March In Minneapolis Ahead Of The Trial Of Derek Chauvin