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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
APPolitics

Texas Leads Nation In Early Voting Despite Stiff Voting Restrictions

A man stands holds merchandise outside of a damaged store after protest in Philadelphia over the death of Walter Wallace
Michael Perez / APU.S.

Protests Erupt Following Police Shooting In Philadelphia

People in line to vote
APPolitics

5 Million People Can't Vote This November Due To Felony Convictions

Kamala Harris on stage
APPolitics

VP Candidate Kamala Harris' Criminal Justice Record: A Detailed Look

Breonna Taylor memorial at Jefferson Square
Darron Cummings / APU.S.

Police Say They Knocked In Breonna Taylor Grand Jury Recordings

Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron
Timothy D. Easley / APU.S.

KY AG Ordered To Release Grand Jury Recordings This Week

APPolitics

Debate Night: Trump And Biden On Criminal Justice Reform and Policing

APU.S.

Breonna Taylor's Family Calls For Kentucky AG To Release Evidence

Memorial for Breonna Taylor
Darron Cummings / APU.S.

Grand Jury Indicts One Officer Involved In Breonna Taylor's Death

APPolitics

Nationwide Support Helps Ex-Felons in Fla. Vote This November

APU.S.

In Controversial Speech AG Barr Criticizes His Own DOJ Prosecutors

Tamika Palmer, mother of Breonna Taylor, addresses the media in Louisville, Ky., on Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020.
Dylan Lovan / APU.S.

Louisville Settles Historic $12M Lawsuit With Breonna Taylor's Family

Justin Blake
Morry Gash / APU.S.

President Trump Visits Kenosha While Blake Family Holds Celebration

Protesters in Kenosha, Wisconsin
David Goldman / APU.S.

Wisconsin Department Of Justice Says Kenosha Officer Fired 7 Shots

Kenosha protesters
David Goldman / APU.S.

Kenosha Unrest Continues, Arrest Made In Fatal Shooting

Police attempt to push back protesters outside the Kenosha County Courthouse.
David Goldman / APU.S.

Protests Over Kenosha Shooting Continue Amid Calls For Answers

Police in riot gear stand outside the Kenosha County Court House following police shooting Sunday
Morry Gash / APU.S.

Kenosha, Wisconsin Police Shooting Sparks Protests, Calls For Reform

Austin police officer
APU.S.

Austin Is Cutting $150M From Its Police Budget To 'Reimagine' Policing

APU.S.

Seattle's Carmen Best Joins Long List Of Police Chief Resignations

Vandalized store in Chicago following overnight looting
Charles Rex Arbogast / APU.S.

Chicago Shooting And Rumors Spark Overnight Looting Downtown

APU.S.

Leaked Body Camera Footage Shows New Details in George Floyd Arrest

'Black Lives Matter' flag in Portland
APU.S.

As Federal Forces Leave Portland, Protesters Want Accountability

U.S. Attorney Matthew Schneider announces federal presence in Detroit
APU.S.

Federal Agents To Deploy To Cleveland, Detroit And Milwaukee

Message on bike helmet protesting federal officers' presence
APU.S.

Federal Officers Deployed In Portland Reignite Nationwide Protests

Protest sign against federal officers
APU.S.

President Doubles Down On Sending Federal Officers To Major Cities

Gregory McMichael, Travis McMichael and William Bryan Jr.
APU.S.

All 3 Suspects In The Ahmaud Arbery Murder Case Plead Not Guilty

Texas prison
APU.S.

Texas Prisons Have More COVID-19 Cases And Deaths Than Any Other State

Protesters outside U.S. Capitol
APU.S.

New Federal Legislation Seeks To Defund Police And Close Prisons

APU.S.

As Police Divestment Gains Support, Summer Violence Raises Tensions

Courtroom sketch of Derek Chauvin
APU.S.

Judge In George Floyd Case Threatens To Move Trial Location