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.”
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.
In this Original Report, one South Side mother told CBS 2’s Jim Williams children had no business playing it at her daughter’s grade school.
Native Chicagoans Nick Sherbula and Jim Vitti were strangers before World War II and the U.S. Army brought them together. CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports.
This was the question in Chicago today: Were you awake to see the Blackhawks win?
CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports the curb-protected bike lane is a half-foot high, two feet wide, offering protection for bicyclists. But not everyone thinks it is a good idea.
Here’s the breakdown: 37 incumbents and 13 newcomers; 38 men and 12 women. They range in age from 26 up to 71. CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports.
If you were the victim of a vicious beating prompted by bigotry, could you forgive the assailant? That is the subject of an Oscar-nominated film that will be screened in Chicago on Monday night.
Saturday morning, Jarrett Adams received his law degree from Loyola after spending 10 years in prison for a crime he did not commit.
He went to prison as a teenager for a crime he didn’t commit. Now, 34-year-old Jarrett Adams is set to graduate from law school.
It’s a bold theft and a viewer caught it all on camera. Video show a man taking package off of a porch and loading them into his luxury SUV.
It is art you will not see in a museum. The artists are prison inmates who’ve spent time in solitary confinement.
Illinois law is on her side and in this Original Report, CBS 2’s Jim Williams tells us dozens of other nursing moms came to her aid with threats of a protest outside the restaurant in Wilmington.
CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports with workers adding finishing touches to the sprawling Draft Town, children from Chicago schools got some football tips from top prospects whose names will be called tomorrow night.
Could what we’re seeing in Baltimore happen in Chicago? CBS 2’s Jim Williams talked to two different groups of young African American men.
CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports this is going to be a post card for the city with all the media coverage from here and will have a ripple effect for Chicago businesses.
CBS 2’s Jim Williams explain why so much work is being done right now.
CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports Berry “Tyler” Allen’s parents, who live in Western Springs, dropped everything here and headed to Boulder, where Tyler attends the University of Colorado. His roommate reported him missing last week.
It was in the mayor’s City Hall office Wednesday morning that he met with Spike Lee and delivered a blunt message.
Roosevelt Anderson is walking again three years after a motorcycle accident left him paralyzed from the chest down.
Gary, Indiana is getting a new development thanks to an award from a prominent foundation, reports CBS 2’s Jim Williams.
Hours after Chicago Bulls star Joakim Noah met with the manager of a rapper to enlist his support in an anti-violence campaign, the manager himself became a victim. CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports.