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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
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

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

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

Video evidence of a Grand Rapids police officer pulling over Patrick Lyoya
Grand Rapids Police Department / APU.S.

Video: Michigan Cop Knelt On Black Man's Back, Fatally Shot Him

New York City Police Department personnel gather at the entrance to a subway stop.
John Minchillo / APU.S.

Man Arrested In Brooklyn Subway Attack Charged With Terrorism

Planned Parenthood workers join groups of abortion-rights and anti-abortion activists
Jacquelyn Martin / APPolitics

District Attorney Drops Murder Charges Against Lizelle Herrera

House panel members hear from the public on book bans
House Committee on Oversight and ReformU.S.

House Panel Hears From Students, Teachers, Parents On Book Bans

A memorial for Tatiana Labelle
Human Rights CampaignU.S.

Violence Against Transgender, Black Transgender People On The Rise

People march at a rally for Amir Locke in February.
Christian Monterrosa / APU.S.

No Charges Filed In No-Knock Warrant Killing Of Amir Locke

Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas and his wife Virginia Thomas
Pablo Martinez Monsivais / APPolitics

What Do Ginni Thomas' Texts Mean For Justice Clarence Thomas?

DeJarion Echols
DeJarion EcholsU.S.

Jackson Voted To Retroactively Apply Law In Crack Cocaine Sentencing

Texas teens gathered at the state capitol.

Texas Students Protest Proposed Book Bans At State Capitol

A gun in a holster

Wilson Trial Tests Georgia Stand Your Ground Law

Attendees raise fists during singing at a rally commemorating the 10th anniversary of Trayvon Martin
Bebeto Matthews / APU.S.

Trayvon Martin's Mother: 'Don't Give Up' Fight For Justice

Jelani Day is pictured.
Day FamilyU.S.

Jelani Day's Mother Hopes New Bill Will Create Change

Former Minnesota Police Officer Kim Potter with defense attorney Earl Gray.
Court TV via APU.S.

Former Officer Kim Potter Sentenced To 24 Months In Prison

Sign demanding justice for Amir Locke
Christian Monterrosa / APU.S.

Amir Locke's Funeral Begins With Song, Prayer In Minneapolis

Families of the victims of the Newtown shooting and attorneys.
Seth Wenig / APU.S.

Sandy Hook Families Settle For $73M With Gun Maker Remington

Protest over police killing of Amir Locke
Christian Monterrosa / APU.S.

Protests In Minneapolis Over Fatal Police Shooting Of Amir Locke

A gun in a holster

Law Enforcement Opposed To Proposed Permitless Firearm Carry Bills

Travis McMichael is shown during his sentencing.
Stephen B. Morton / APU.S.

Federal Judge Rejects Plea Deal For Man Who Killed Ahmaud Arbery