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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

Leaked Body Camera Footage Shows New Details in George Floyd Arrest

'Black Lives Matter' flag in Portland

As Federal Forces Leave Portland, Protesters Want Accountability

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

Federal Agents To Deploy To Cleveland, Detroit And Milwaukee

Message on bike helmet protesting federal officers' presence

Federal Officers Deployed In Portland Reignite Nationwide Protests

Protest sign against federal officers

President Doubles Down On Sending Federal Officers To Major Cities

Gregory McMichael, Travis McMichael and William Bryan Jr.

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

Texas prison

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

Protesters outside U.S. Capitol

New Federal Legislation Seeks To Defund Police And Close Prisons


As Police Divestment Gains Support, Summer Violence Raises Tensions

Courtroom sketch of Derek Chauvin

Judge In George Floyd Case Threatens To Move Trial Location

First responders at door
City of DallasU.S.

Less Police Involvement On Mental Health Calls Shows Fewer Arrests

Rayshard Brooks

Rayshard Brooks Voiced Post-Incarceration Struggles In February

Still from jail footage of Philip Garcia
Video obtained by ProPublicaU.S.

Mental Illness In County Jails Remains A Problem Across The U.S.

George Floyd and Breonna Taylor murals

False Police Reports In Taylor And Floyd Deaths Showcase Broader Issue

The Rev. Al Sharpton speaks at George Floyd memorial service

Hundreds Gather In Houston To Honor George Floyd And Call For Change

The Rev. Al Sharpton at George Floyd's memorial service

Politicians, Activists And Celebrities Gather To Remember George Floyd

Atlanta protesters and police
John Bazemore / APU.S.

Charges And Policy Changes Begin Amid Nationwide Protests


George Floyd Independent Autopsy Lists Asphyxia As Cause Of Death

Minnesota protester carries a U.S. flag upside down
Julio Cortez / APU.S.

After More Violent Protests, Minnesota Officials Ask For Calm

Minneapolis protesters
Jim Mone / APU.S.

Activists, Police Denounce The Officer Who Killed George Floyd

George Floyd memorial

George Floyd Joins A Series Of High-Profile 2020 Police Killings

Amy Cooper in viral video
Courtesy of Christian CooperU.S.

For Some, Central Park Incident Harks Back To Past Racial Violence

Cassandra Greer-Lee holds photo of Nickolas Greer
Madeline Carl / NewsyU.S.

Widow Of Cook County Jail Detainee Who Died Of COVID-19 Speaks Out

Elkton Federal Prison
Bureau of PrisonsU.S.

Judge Orders Release Of Nearly 800 At-Risk Ohio Federal Prisoners

Elizabeth Lalasz outside of Cook County Jail

Chicago Nurses Call For More Cook Co. Jail Detainees To Be Released

Quarantine and care facility at Cook County Jail

Chicago's County Jail Is Facing The U.S.' Worst COVID-19 Outbreak

inmates walk around a recreation yard at the Deuel Vocational Institution in Tracy, Calif.

COVID-19 Is Forcing Cities Into The Future Of Criminal Justice Reform

Bail bonds neon sign
AP ImagesU.S.

New York Partially Rolls Back Controversial Bail Reform

Illinois state prison Stateville Correctional Center
Rw2 at English WikipediaU.S.

Coronavirus Cases In Prisons Continue To Spread After Deadly Weekend

President Donald Trump at Criminal Justice Forum

Activists Ask Trump To Use His Own Legislation To Free Federal Inmates