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Jamal Andress

Culture Reporter

Jamal Andress is a journalist who, like Newsy, is focused on the future. The Houston native's winters are a little colder now that he's reporting in and around the Windy City. His journalist toolkit includes writing, editing, anchoring, shooting and dogged persistence. Jamal's stories have focused on social justice and police reform. What keeps Jamal in the business is same thing that drew him there in the first place: giving a voice to the voiceless. So if you have a story idea (or a solid jump shot), shoot him an email — and by email, he actually means a tweet.

  Recent Work
Jason Van Dyken on trial for killing Laquan McDonald
Getty Images / Scott OlsonU.S.

Jason Van Dyke Faces Murder In A City That Rarely Convicts Its Police

2018's "The Predator"
20th Century Fox / "The Predator"Entertainment

"The Predator" Kicks Off Fall Movie Season With Lackluster Debut

Henry Cavill at 'Batman V Superman' premiere
Getty Images / Jamie McCarthyEntertainment

Henry Cavill Is Reportedly Done Playing DC's Superman

Former CBS CEO Les Moonves
Getty ImagesBusiness

Former CEO Of CBS Les Moonves Could Exit With $120M — Or Nothing

Constance Wu in "Crazy Rich Asians"
Warner Bros. / "Crazy Rich Asians"Entertainment

'Crazy Rich Asians' Has Crazy Hold At The Box Office In 2nd Weekend

Las Vegas bail bonds signs
Thomas Hawk / CC BY-NC 2.0U.S.

Inside America's Growing Push To End Cash Bail

Constance Wu in "Crazy Rich Asians"
Warner Bros. / "Crazy Rich Asians"Entertainment

'Crazy Rich Asians' Beats Expectations And Makes Box-Office History

Jason Statham in "The Meg"
Warner Bros. / "The Meg"Entertainment

'The Meg' Is A Bigger Box-Office Hit Than Expected With $141M Debut

Marcus and Marissa Martin at their wedding
M Harris Studios, Courtesy of Marissa MartinU.S.

Charlottesville Survivors Reflect On The Wedding Of A Lifetime

Newsy's Jamal Andress and a Charlottesville resident look at a Confederate monument
Newsy / Luke PiotrowskiU.S.

Charlottesville Remains Ground Zero For The Confederate Statues Debate

Susan Bro with a picture of her daughter Heather Heyer
Newsy / Luke PiotrowskiU.S.

A Year Later, Susan Bro Is Making Her Daughter's Death Count

Winnie the Pooh in "Christopher Robin"
Walt Disney Pictures / "Disney's Christopher Robin"Entertainment

'Christopher Robin' Delivers Lowest Disney Debut In Past 2 Years

Tom Cruise in "Mission: Impossible Fallout"
Paramount Pictures / "Mission: Impossible - Fallout"Entertainment

"Mission: Impossible — Fallout" Had The Best Debut Of The Franchise

Denzel Washington in "The Equalizer 2"
Sony Pictures / "The Equalizer 2"Entertainment

'Equalizer 2' Gives Denzel Washington One Of His Best Debuts Ever

Chance the Rapper at the Grammys
Getty Images / Christopher PolkEntertainment

Chance The Rapper Gets Into Media Business With Purchase Of Chicagoist

Clip from "Ant-Man and the Wasp"
Walt Disney Pictures / "Ant-Man and the Wasp"Entertainment

'Ant-Man And The Wasp' Takes Top Box Office Spot With $76M Debut

Gayle Jessup White, Monticello's community engagement officer
Newsy / Luke PiotrowskiU.S.

Touring Jefferson's Monticello — With A Descendant Of Sally Hemings

Benicio del Toro in "Sicario: Day of the Soldado"
Sony Pictures / "Sicario: Day of the Soldado"Entertainment

Summer Box Office Hot Streak Continues With Strong 'Sicario 2' Debut

"Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom"
Universal Pictures / "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom"Entertainment

'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' Has 4th Best Debut Of 2018 With $150M

Mr and Mrs. Incredible and Jack Jack from "Incredibles 2"
Walt Disney Pictures / "Incredibles 2"Entertainment

"Incredibles 2" Manages Best Animated Film Debut In Box Office History

Inmate at Cook County Jail
Newsy / Madeline CarlU.S.

Behind Bars: Inside The Country's Largest Mental Health Hospital

The women of "Ocean's 8"
Warner Bros. Pictures / "Ocean's 8"Entertainment

'Ocean's 8' Makes Off With The Best Box-Office Debut Of The Franchise

View inside a Jail cell
Getty Images / Peter MacdiarmidU.S.

How One Of The Country’s Largest Jails Got Rid of Solitary Confinement

Cable and Deadpool from "Deadpool 2"
20th Century Fox / "Deadpool 2"Entertainment

'Deadpool 2' Kicks 'Infinity War' Out Of Top Spot With $125M Debut

Whitney Houston singing at the Super Bowl
Getty Images / George RoseEntertainment

New Whitney Houston Documentary Claims She Was Molested As A Child

Gabrielle Union in "Breaking In" and Melissa McCarthy in "Life of the Party"
Universal Pictures / "Breaking In" & Warner Bros. / "Life of the Party"Entertainment

Women-Led Films Hit The Mother's Day Box Office Behind 'Infinity War'

Mass incarceration protest
Getty Images / Spencer PlattPolitics

The Weed Industry Is Booming, But Many Sit In Jail For Possession

Chris Evans stars as Captain America in Marvel's "Avengers: Infinity War"
Walt Disney Pictures / "Avengers: Infinity War"Entertainment

'Infinity War' Reaches $1B Worldwide Faster Than Any Film In History

US Rep Maxine Waters
Getty ImagesTech

Maxine Waters Threatens Regulation To Fix Tech's Diversity Problem

Thanos in "Avengers: Infinity War"
Walt Disney Pictures / "Infinity War"Entertainment

The MCU's 10th Anniversary Coincides With Its Biggest Debut Ever