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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
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Morry Gash / APU.S.

Election '22: What Matters: Tackling Crime In Milwaukee

Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is attended to by medical staff.
Jeff Dean / APSports

Tua Tagovailoa's Brain Injury Reignites NFL Concussion Safety Debate

a sign is seen in the window of a bail bonds office across from the Hall of Justice in San Francisco
Eric Risberg / APU.S.

Bail Reform Is Picking Up Across Counties Nationwide

Alex Jones testifies
Tyler Sizemore / APU.S.

Alex Jones Takes The Stand In Connecticut Defamation Trial

Johnny Pinchback, who spent 27 years in prison for aggravated sexual assault before DNA evidence cleared him
Tony Gutierrez / APSci/Health

Exonerees Share How They Cope With Mental Health Challenges

Street races are shown.
NewsyU.S.

Drag Racing Rising Across U.S. Amid Increasing Traffic-Related Deaths

Photo of Jelani Day
The Day FamilyU.S.

Questions One Year After The Disappearance And Death Of Jelani Day

a protester holds a photo of Heather Heyer on Boston Common
Michael Dwyer / APU.S.

Charlottesville Community Remembers Violent "Unite The Right" Riot

White nationalist demonstrators walk into Lee park surrounded by counter demonstrators in Charlottesville
Steve Helber / APU.S.

Reflecting On The Charlottesville Rally Attack, 5 Years Later

Alex Jones, right
Briana Sanchez / APU.S.

Alex Jones Ordered To Pay $49.3M Total Over Sandy Hook Lies

Alex Jones
Briana Sanchez / APU.S.

Alex Jones Ordered To Pay Sandy Hook Parents More Than $4M

Alex Jones attempts to answer questions about his text messages asked by Mark Bankston
Briana Sanchez / APU.S.

Alex Jones Concedes Sandy Hook Attack Was '100% Real'

Texas state Sen. Roland Gutierrez.
Jae C. Hong/ APU.S.

Texas Senator: School Police Chief Didn't Know Of 911 Calls

Lansing Police Department vehicle
NewsyU.S.

Cities Rethink Traffic Stop Enforcement To Improve Community Relations

Investigators search for evidence outside Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas
Jae C. Hong / APU.S.

Confusion Surrounding Uvalde, Texas School Shooting Investigation

An elephant in the Bronx Zoo
Bebeto Matthews / APSci/Health

Animals Are Gaining More Rights

Two Texas Troopers light a candle at a memorial at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas
Jae C. Hong / APPolitics

Gunman In Texas School Shooting Used AR-Style Rifle

Minneapolis police stand outside the department's 3rd Precinct on May 27, 2020, in Minneapolis.
Carlos Gonzalez / Star Tribune / APU.S.

The Push For Police Reform On 2nd Anniversary Of Floyd's Death

Police lights
Matt Rourke / APU.S.

Protecting Ex-Officers From Becoming Targets While Serving Prison Time

Officers stand at a memorial service.
The Sacramento Bee / APU.S.

Officers Intentionally Killed On Duty Reaches Highest Total Since 9/11

Bail bonds offices
Eric Risberg / APU.S.

The State Of Bail In The U.S.

Lights on top of a police car
 U.S.

Former Oklahoma Officers Charged With Manslaughter

Louisiana State Police Supt. Kevin Reeves
Gerald Herbert / APU.S.

New Evidence In Ronald Greene's Death At Hands Of Louisiana Police

Pride flags
Alberto Pezzali / APU.S.

Where Are Anti-Trans Bills On The Rise?

Demonstrators protest outside of the U.S. Supreme Court
Alex Brandon / APPolitics

Court's Decision On Abortion Rights Will Impact States Differently

Demonstrators protest outside of the U.S. Supreme Court
Jose Luis Magana / APPolitics

What's Next Now That The Draft Roe v. Wade Decision Leaked?

Texas death row inmate Melissa Lucio, dressed in white, leads a group of seven Texas lawmakers in prayer
Texas state Rep. Jeff Leach / APU.S.

Texas Court Delays Execution Of Woman Convicted Of Killing Daughter

Lights on top of a police car
 U.S.

Syracuse Officers Detaining Young Black Boy Spark Discussions

People ride the subway in New York City.
Ted Shaffrey / APU.S.

NYC Subway Shooting Points To Growing Violent Crime In U.S. Transit

Seized guns on display
California Department of Justice / APU.S.

Explaining America's Illegal Gun Trafficking Problem