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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
Flanked by Rev. Al Sharpton, left, and her husband Rodney Wells, RowVaughn Wells speaks
Andrew Nelles / APU.S.

Mourners call for police reform at Tyre Nichols' funeral

Preston Hemphill and Memphis Assistant Chief of Police Don Crowe
Memphis Police DepartmentU.S.

Seven officers disciplined in Tyre Nichols' death

Memphis Police Director Cerelyn Davis speaks during an interview.

Memphis' SCORPION Unit under review after Tyre Nichols' death

Inmate reading News Inside.
Scripps NewsU.S.

Sending news behind bars

Sheneen McClain speaks during a rally and march over the death of her son, Elijah McClain.

Elijah McClain's mom shares thoughts as trials for son's death begins

Anthropologists exhume gravesites at the Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys.
Tampa Bay Times / APU.S.

Survivors of Florida boys' school recount past and fight for change

Electrical grid towers are seen during a heat wave.
APScience and Health

Why officials haven't provided solutions to securing US power grid

Children at a vigil
John C. Clark / APU.S.

Questions remain in shooting of Virginia teacher by 6-year-old student

New York City Police Commissioner Keechant Sewell speaks at a news conference.
Ted Shaffrey / APU.S.

NYC Machete Attack: Man Arrested On Attempted Murder Charges

President Donald Trump is awarded the Bipartisan Justice Award by Matthew Charles
Evan Vucci / APPolitics

It's Been 4 Years Since President Trump Signed The First Step Act

An FBI seal is seen on a wall.
Charlie Neibergall / APTech

FBI Warns Parents Of Increase In 'Sextortion' Cases Among Kids, Teens

Family members of Ronald Greene hold signs.
Michael M. Santiago / APU.S.

5 Officers Criminally Charged In Fatal Beating Of Ronald Greene

U.S. Map showing states with and without death penalty.
Newsy / Death Penalty Information CenterU.S.

Why Is The Death Penalty Process Taking Longer?

This photo shows the gate to the Duke Energy West End substation in Moore County, N.C. on Sunday
John Nagy / APU.S.

Thousands Are Still Without Power After Outage In North Carolina

Shanquella Robinson
Sallamondra RobinsonU.S.

New Developments In The Death Of Shanquella Robinson

ghost guns" are displayed at the headquarters of the San Francisco Police Department in San Francisco
Haven Daley / APU.S.

Mass Shooting Victims Are Suing Gun Manufacturers

In this February 2018 photo, law enforcement officers block off the entrance to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School
Wilfredo Lee / APU.S.

Fake Threats Of Imminent School Violence Are Getting More Common

Law enforcement at the scene of a shooting at Walmart
Alex Brandon / APU.S.

7 Dead, Including Gunman, In Virginia Walmart Shooting

A makeshift display of bouquets of flowers are on display in Colorado Springs.
Jack Dempsey / APU.S.

LGBTQ Groups Link Colorado Shooting To Rising Anti-Gay Politics

Cherokee Nation Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr.
Mariam Zuhaib / APPolitics

House Considers Adding 1st Non-Voting Delegate For Cherokee Nation

Screenshot taken from Camden County Detention Center surveillance video of jailers beating detainee Jarrett Hobbs.
Camden County Detention Center/Courtesy of Attorney Harry Daniels via APU.S.

Attorneys Demand Charges For Guards Involved In Detainee’s Beating

A scene from "Law & Order: SVU" is shown.
NBC / "Law & Order: SVU"Politics

Hollywood's Role In America's Gun Violence Epidemic

Republican U.S. Senator-elect J.D. Vance speaks.

How J.D. Vance Pulled A Victory For Republicans In The Senate

Anthony Coleman looks over his ballot one last time before submitting it Tuesday
Jeff Wheeler / APPolitics

GOP Lawmakers Focus On Tackling Crime In Midterm Elections

inmates walk through the exercise yard at California State Prison Sacramento, near Folsom, Calif.
Rich Pedroncelli / APU.S.

Inmates Are Pushing Back Against Working In U.S. Prisons

Former Minneapolis police officer J. ALexander Kueng
Hennepin County Sheriff's Office / APU.S.

Ex-Cop J. Alexander Kueng Pleads Guilty In George Floyd Killing

Voters wait in line outside the Richland County election office on the first day of in-person absentee voting in S. Carolina
Meg Kinnard / APPolitics

Bodycam Footage Shows Confusion During Florida Voter Fraud Arrests

Neighbors embrace as police remain on the scene of a shooting
Chris Seward / APU.S.

15-Year-Old Kills 5, Injures 2 Others In North Carolina Shooting

Infowars founder Alex Jones.
Tyler Sizemore / Hearst Connecticut Media via APU.S.

Closing Arguments Held In Alex Jones' Sandy Hook Trial

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Morry Gash / APPolitics

Election '22: What Matters: Tackling Crime In Milwaukee