Jamal Andress is a cable TV reporter in the Chicago area covering local,
national and international stories. His 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.
Jamal's storytelling is more than a live shot and a minute-long package. He's
been tasked with producing in-depth documentary-style news videos that
resonate across platforms from social media to cable television to radio. His
reporter toolkit includes writing, producing, anchoring, shooting and dogged
persistence. In the past, Jamal has partnered with major companies like TIME
Inc., Huff Po, AOL and several other online outlets to write and produce video
The importance of being one of history's record-keepers can't be overstated,
and Jamal executes the job with the rigor it deserves.
Before making the switch to digital news, Jamal Andress worked every job he
could at KOMU — the NBC news affiliate in Columbia, Missouri. He spent time
as a reporter, anchor, producer, videographer, live-truck operator and floor
director while working at the mid-Missouri station. Jamal Andress graduated
with his bachelor's degree in Broadcast Journalism from the University of
Missouri in 2012.