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Jamal Andress


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
David Litt in the White House with President Obama
Photo Courtesy of David LittPolitics

Making The President Hilarious: A Former Speechwriter Tells His Story

Chris Hemsworth in "Thor: Ragnarok"
Walt Disney Studios / "Thor: Ragnarok"Entertainment

'Thor: Ragnarok' Takes No. 1 During A Strong Weekend At The Box Office

Thor played by Chris Hemsworth fights Hulk in  "Thor: Ragnarok"
Walt Disney Studios / "Thor: Ragnarok"Entertainment

"Thor: Ragnarok" Has $121M Box Office Debut — Fourth Best Of 2017

Indivisible chapter protesting
Instagram / indivisibleteamPolitics

How The Tea Party Inspired This National Progressive Movement

Scene from the movie "Jigsaw"
Lionsgate / "Jigsaw"Entertainment

After A 7-Year Hiatus, 'Jigsaw' Is Back At The Top Of The Box Office

Tyler Perry in "Boo 2! A Madea Halloween"

Tyler Perry's 'Boo 2!' Tops The Box Office While 'Geostorm' Falls Flat

Laquan Mcdonald video press conference

16 Shots And A Video: Uncovering The Laquan McDonald Shooting

A still from "Blade Runner 2049"
Warner Bros. / "Blade Runner 2049"Entertainment

'Blade Runner 2049' Gets Everything Right — Except Ticket Sales

Tom Cruise shooting "American Made"
Universal Pictures / "American Made"Entertainment

Cruise's 'American Made' Is A Critical Hit, While 'Flatliners' Is DOA

NCAA basketball logo
Getty ImagesSports

FBI Arrests NCAA Basketball Coaches, Adidas Rep & Others For Bribery

"Kingsman: The Golden Circle" movie
20th Century Fox / "Kingsman: The Golden Circle"Entertainment

'Kingsman' Takes The No. 1 Spot While 'It' Continues To Break Records

Job fair in New York City
Getty Images / Andrew BurtonU.S.

Hiring Discrimination For Black People Is As Bad Now As It Was In 1989

"It" poster; "Mother!" poster
Paramount PicturesEntertainment

'It' Holds At No. 1, And 'Mother!' Makes History In All The Wrong Ways

U.S. Border Patrol in Laredo, Texas
Getty Images / John MoorePolitics

Living In Limbo: A DACA Recipient Talks Living On The Texas Border

Pennywise in "It" movie
Warner Bros. / "It"Entertainment

'It' Just Had The Best R-Rated Horror Film Debut Ever

Disney's First Black Animator, Floyd Norman
Filmbuff / "Floyd Norman: An Animated Life"Entertainment

Disney's First Black Animator Talks 60 Years In The Mouse House

Empty movie theater
Naoya Fujii / CC BY-NC 2.0Entertainment

Harvey And Boxing Give The Box Office Its Worst Weekend In 16 Years

Chicago Police Badge
Getty Images / Scott OlsonU.S.

Lawyer Behind Chicago Police Lawsuit Explains Need For Court Oversight

Samuel L. Jackson and Ryan Reynolds in "The Hitman's Bodyguard"
Lionsgate / "The Hitman’s Bodyguard"Entertainment

'The Hitman's Bodyguard' Kills Box-Office Hopes For 'Logan Lucky'

Lulu Wilson in "Annabelle: Creation"
Warner Bros. / "Annabelle"Entertainment

'Conjuring' Series Gets More Terrifying With 'Annabelle: Creation'

Vintage Kool cigarette ad
Imperial Tobacco CompanySci/Health

Menthol Cigarettes' Hidden Link To Black Americans

Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey in "The Dark Tower"
Sony Pictures / "The Dark Tower"Entertainment

'The Dark Tower' Takes An Unsatisfying No. 1 Spot Bow At Box Office

Memorials to shooting victims in Chicago
Getty Images / Scott OlsonU.S.

Chicago Still Seeing Record Homicides Despite A Decline In Shootings

T.J. Miller stars in "The Emoji Movie"
Getty ImagesEntertainment

There's A Movie Completely About Emoji, And It's Awful. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Transgender service members
Getty Images / Ucas JacksonU.S.

Putting Trump's Proposed Transgender Military Ban In Context

Ray Tensing on trial
Getty Images / Mark LyonsU.S.

Charges Dropped Against Ohio Officer Who Killed Unarmed Black Man

The movie "Girls Trip"
Universal Pictures / "Girls Trip"Entertainment

"Girls Trip" Is The First Hit Adult Comedy Of the Summer — By A Lot

Graduation cap
Instagram / briamazingBusiness

Up To $5B In Student Loans Could Be Erased Due To Missing Paperwork

Jordan Edwards Who Was Shot and Killed By Police
Courtesy of Lee MerrittU.S.

Officer Who Fatally Shot Unarmed 15-Year-Old Indicted On Murder Charge

LeBron James in Blaze Pizza
Blaze PizzaBusiness

LeBron James' Pizza Joint Is The Fastest-Growing Fast-Food Chain Ever