Jim Williams

Jim Williams (CBS)

Jim Williams (CBS)

Jim Williams, a native Chicagoan, co-anchors the CBS 2 Chicago Weekend Evening News. He is also a general assignment reporter for the station’s other newscasts.

Williams has more than 30 years of journalism experience. Before joining CBS 2 Chicago in December 2002, he worked for ABC News and WGN-TV. He also served several years with Mayor Richard M. Daley’s administration.

He was a correspondent for ABC News, based at the network’s Chicago bureau from 1997-2001. Williams reported from around the world for “Good Morning America,” “World News Tonight with Peter Jennings” and “Nightline.”

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From 1992-1997, Williams was Mayor Daley’s press secretary. In this capacity, he supervised media relations throughout city government and worked with news organizations from around the world on such significant stories as the 1996 Democratic National Convention, the Mayor’s takeover of the Board of Education, his 1995 re-election campaign and the 1994 World Cup soccer tournament. Williams also created the city government’s first television magazine show, “Chicago Works!”

Williams began his broadcasting career as a writer, producer and reporter at WGN-TV. He primarily covered the government beat, winning several awards, including an Emmy for investigative reporting. He also received an award for “Best Light Feature” by the Associated Press of Illinois in 2006.

He graduated from Columbia College with a B.A. in Media Management.

Jim and his wife, Joyce, have four adult children.

Sugary Beverage Tax Pops This Weekend

At least for Cook County consumers of sweetened drinks. CBS 2’s Jim Williams talks with a local businessperson about the extra work to collect the cash.

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On Eve Of Special Session, Pressure Mounts For Bipartisan State Budget

Gov. Bruce Rauner offered to work with lawmakers to finally approve a full state budget.


Hero Found: Kidney Transplant Set After Grandfather’s Old-School Plea

Matt Hays’ devoted grandfather, Charlie, drew attention last year when he advertised for a kidney donor on his pickup truck. CBS 2’s Jim Williams has this follow up.


Positively Chicago: Making Better Dads

The Dovetail Project’s goal is to give young African American fathers the guidance they need to take care of their children. CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports.


Jazz Musicians Rally Behind Saxophonist Diane Ellis A Year After Stroke

Diane Ellis has guided the talents of many young musicians. Now they’re showing their gratitude.


Mayors From Around The World Trade Security Tips In Chicago

The recent terrorist attacks in Manchester and London have dominated the news and alarmed people in cities everywhere. CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports.


Bystander Praised As Hero After Rushing Into Burning Apartments

LeMont Dembry called 9-1-1 and got a warning from the dispatcher: Stay away from the fire scene. He did not listen. CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports.


Undocumented Grandmother Gets Reprieve — For Now

Genoveva Ramirez, 67, has another meeting scheduled with the feds on Aug. 31. CBS 2’s Jim Williams has this update.


Undocumented Grandmother Of 10 Faces ‘Appointment’ With Feds

Genoveva Ramirez, 67, is an undocumented immigrant who has lived in Chicago for nearly two decades.


Security Increased For Allstate Arena Concert

Emily Davis and Marcus Munoz drove in from Kansas City to see The Weeknd, despite the attack that occurred overseas. CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports.


Positively Chicago: Kids Helping Kids

Eva and Isiah Jakobe have learned an important life lesson — at only 9 and 6 years old, respectively. CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports.


FBI Remembers Agents Killed In 1934 Shootout With Gangsters

The “Battle of Barrington” was the final gun battle for fugitive Baby Face Nelson, and it cost two agents their lives. CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports.


Positively Chicago: Bus Driver By Day, Blues Guitarist By Night

Toronzo Cannon finds inspiration for his art by driving the streets of our city. CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports.


Richard Irvin Becomes First African-American Mayor Of Aurora

The 47-year-old becomes the first African American mayor of Illinois’ second-largest city.


Positively Chicago: Free Science Program Paying Off For Chicago Twins

They might make parents envious: With no cajoling from their mom and dad, Kayla and Alexis Cain delay fun and do their homework. CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports.


U Of C Study Gives Props To ‘Becoming A Man’ Mentor Program

Through BAM, young Chicago men can find structure and discipline. CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports.


Loved Ones Offended As Cemetery Cracks Down On Grave Site Memorials

Resurrection Catholic Cemetery in Justice says the rules are in place for safety reasons.


Cubs Players Are Making Appearances Throughout The City

Kyle Schwarber and a mannequin, Kris Bryant and a pop-up batting practice, Javier Baez and an honorary street sign — the Cubs are everywhere!

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Daughter Creates Foundation To Honor Dad Killed In Gun Violence

The Ezekiel Taylor Scholarship Foundation gave a scholarship to a South Shore Prep Academy student on Tuesday.


Girl, 15, Dies After Person Fires Into Vehicle In Michigan City, Indiana

Kamilion Jenkins, two adults and a baby were in car at Grace and Holliday when someone in another vehicle opened fire. CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports.



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