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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
Eddie Redmayne and Katherine Waterston in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
Warner Bros. / "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald"Entertainment

Foreign Box Office Powers 'Fantastic Beasts 2' To A $253M Global Debut

Oprah Winfrey and Michelle Obama
Getty Images / Scott OlsonPolitics

Michelle Obama Signs Books And Packs United Center For 'Becoming' Tour

Benedict Cumberbatch as "The Grinch"
Universal Pictures / "The Grinch"Entertainment

You're A Green One, Mr. Grinch — Cumberbatch's Grinch Has $66M Debut

Protester in front of U.S. Capitol
Getty ImagesU.S.

Major Criminal Justice Measures Pass During The 2018 Midterms

David Hogg at March for Our Lives
Getty Images / Mark WilsonPolitics

David Hogg Says Gun Violence Will Bring Young People To The Polls

Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury in "Bohemian Rhpsody"
20th Century Fox / "Bohemian Rhapsody"Entertainment

"Bohemian Rhapsody" Rocks The Domestic and Overseas Box Office

Jose Antonio Vargas in front of the Supreme Court
Getty Images / Alex WongPolitics

Jose Antonio Vargas On How The Word 'Illegal' Harms Immigration Debate

Former Mayor of New Orleans Mitch Landrieu
Getty Images / Chip SomodevillaPolitics

Mitch Landrieu Has A Message For Voters: 'Show The Hell Up'

Ryan Gosling as Neil Armstrong in "First Man"
Universal Pictures / "First Man"Entertainment

Ryan Gosling's "First Man" Struggles During Busy Box Office Weekend

Tamir Rice

Officer Who Shot Tamir Rice Is Hired By Another Ohio Police Department

Tom Hardy as "Venom"
Sony Pictures / "Venom"Entertainment

"Venom" Defies Bad Reviews And Breaks October Box Office Record Anyway

Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke.
Getty Images / Scott OlsonU.S.

Officer Jason Van Dyke Found Guilty Of Murder In 2014 Shooting

Picture of Laquan McDonald's Autopsy and Jason Van Dyke
Getty Images / Antonio PerezU.S.

How Laquan McDonald's Past Made Its Way Into The Van Dyke Murder Trial

Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish in "Night School"
Universal Pictures / "Night School"Entertainment

Hart and Haddish Combine For The Best Box Office Comedy Debut Of 2018

Jack Black in "The House with a Clock in Its Walls"
Universal Pictures / "The House with a Clock in Its Walls"Entertainment

"The House With A Clock In Its Walls" Easily Snags Top Box Office Spot

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