Jamal Andress

Jamal Andress

Jamal Andress

Culture Reporter

Jamal Andress is the justice correspondent for Scripps News. He has found a home in criminal and social justice reporting — focusing largely on incarcerated and marginalized communities. Most recently, Jamal has told stories around police violence and civil unrest, interviewing George Floyd's family, U.S. Senator Cory Booker and dozens of protesters, activists and police officers around the country.

Jamal has covered the high-profile trials of Derek Chauvin, R. Kelly, Alex Jones and others. Jamal Andress is a Missouri Tiger and proud Girl Dad. He lives in Dallas, TX with his wife and two daughters.

Recent Work
President of Columbia University Nemat Shafik testifies before the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.

Columbia president rebuts claims she let school become hotbed of hate

Satellite image shows wreckage from the collapsed Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore.

FBI opens criminal investigation into Baltimore bridge collapse

Tavion Koonce-Williams.

Akron, Ohio, officer shoots 15-year-old boy who was holding a fake gun

Atlanta Falcons head coach Raheem Morris.

The NFL increases coach diversity throughout the league

Greyhound station

Greyhound bus stations closing around the nation

A New York City police officer is shown.

NYC Council overrides Mayor Adams' veto on police encounter bill

Execution bed

Alabama inmate to be first prisoner executed with nitrogen gas

British Actor Idris Elba stands in Parliament Square with clothing representing the human cost of UK Knife Crime

Actor Idris Elba fights to end knife violence in the UK

Wadea Al-Fayoume

Man accused of stabbing 6-year-old boy awaits hearing in Illinois

Firearms are displayed at a gun shop.

California's ban on most public firearm possession is now in effect

The interior of a solitary confinement cell at New York's Rikers Island jail is shown.

New York City bans most uses of solitary confinement in its jails

Bottles of abortion pills mifepristone.

Wyoming judge weighs the state's historic abortion bans

Barbed wire fence outside a jail

Reports from DOJ reveal sharp rise in US women in prison

Mifepristone tablets

Across the country, courts are dealing with the post-Roe fallout

Kate Cox.

Woman seeks out-of-state abortion as Texas top court rules against her

A candlelight vigil for Elijah McClain in Los Angeles

Trial for Elijah McClain could affect all health care workers

Jason J. Eaton.

Biden administration condemns attack on 3 Palestinian students

President John F. Kennedy

How has the JFK assassination narrative changed over the years?

A man wearing an unloaded pistol.

Understanding 'red flag' gun laws and bipartisan momentum

Former Louisville Police officer Brett Hankison

Trial starts for ex-officer linked to killing of Breonna Taylor

Police on the scene in Lewiston, Maine.

Maine has a 'yellow flag' law meant to reduce gun violence

Dallas Independent School District Police Department

Texas now requires armed security on all school campuses

An image from dash camera footage is shown.

Footage released in fatal police shooting of exonerated Black man

A demonstrator holds a poster of the late Iranian Revolutionary Guard Gen. Qassem Soleimani

What are the 'rules of war' and how do they apply in Gaza?

Palestinians flee from northern Gaza to the south

Siege of Gaza is creating a humanitarian crisis

Matthew Shephard

How has the Hate Crime Law been used to protect the gay community?

The aftermath of ransacked liquor store in Philadelphia is shown.

At least 50 arrested after mass organized looting in Philadelphia

A sign is seen in the window of a bail bonds

Illinois is first US state to abolish cash bail

Law enforcement officers escort Danilo Cavalcante from a Pennsylvania State Police.

How common are prison escapes in the US?

Mugshot and surveillance footage of Danelo Cavalcante.

Escaped murderer continues to evade Philadelphia law enforcement