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.”


Find Jim on FACEBOOK
Follow Jim on TWITTER
Send Jim an E-MAIL

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.

Antonio Tolbert (photo provided)

Owner Of Gary Auto-Body Shop Gunned Down At Work

Right after Antonio Tolbert’s family learned he had been murdered, they rushed to the body shop he owned in Gary. CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports.

07/28/2014

Simeon Career Academy (CBS)

Simeon Cuts Electricity-Training Program Amid Objections

The neighborhood around the school has high unemployment and high crime. CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports.

07/21/2014

Using the Internet (CBS)

New Research Shows Many Fail To Take Action After Learning Of Data Theft

Cyber criminals can ruin your credit, making it difficult to buy a house or car, but CBS 2’s Jim Williams learned, not everyone takes action even after the fraud’s been discovered.

07/16/2014

A Mariano's sign. (CBS)

Mariano’s Announces Plans For New Store In South Chicago

Mariano’s Fresh Market has announced its plans to open a new grocery store in Chicago, at the intersection of 87th Street and the lake.

07/09/2014

Northwestern Memorial Hospital (Credit: CBS)

Improved Treatments For Gunshot Victims Saving Lives

This past weekend was very busy one for Northwestern Hospital trauma surgeon Marie Crandall, but advances in medicine mean a much better outcome now.

07/08/2014

Jermaine Cullum (Credit: Facebook)

Parents Honored After 16-year-old Son Donates Organs

The parents of a 16 year old who died suddenly last month were honored Wednesday for giving others life.

06/25/2014

The data sensors will be mounted on light poles and can monitor cell phone data. (Credit: CBS)

City Sensors Collecting Cell Phone Data Spark Debate

Good information or another example of Big Brother? It’s a debate in Chicago with the installation of sensors on the street that will tell us a lot about how we live, reports WBBM’s Jim Williams.

06/24/2014

Sheryl Hutchinson took this photo of a bear on her property in Rockford on Monday. (Sheryl Hutchinson)

More Black Bears Could Be Headed To Illinois, Even Chicago: Experts

The recent sightings of a young black bear in northern Illinois could be a signal more of the animals will make their way here. CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports.

06/19/2014

A job fair sponsored by the Chicago Urban League. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Urban League Job Fair Draws Long Lines

We hear so much about the improving economy and that more people are working. In fact the national unemployment rate is 6.3 percent now, much lower than during the recession a few years ago.

06/18/2014

President Barack Obama. (Getty Images)

Some Borrowers Could End Up Paying More In Interest Under Obama’s Student Loan Plan

On Monday, he expanded a program to make it easier for graduates to make their monthly loan payments. But CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports it could cost them more in the long run.

06/09/2014

Closed Sign

HomeMade Pizza Chain Closes

An analyst says the so-called “fast-casual” restaurant market is increasingly competitive today. CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports.

06/02/2014

A Bronze Star military medal (Getty Images)

WWII Veteran Awarded Medal Posthumously

John Bock survived the Battle of the Bulge and went on to have a distinguished career as an aeronautical engineer, never discussing his bravery on the battlefield. CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports.

05/26/2014

Zion nuclear power plant. (Credit: CBS)

Decommissioning Of Zion Nuclear Plant Raises Safety Concerns

It’s the largest closing of a nuclear plant in the United States and, it’s right in our backyard. The most critical and dangerous part of the process at Zion is underway right now with the transfer of used nuclear fuel.

05/14/2014

Andrew Holmes (CBS)

Activist: Gage Park Property Was Used For Human Trafficking

A community activist says teenage girls — runaways — were held captive and forced by pimps to have sex.

05/12/2014

Proposal Would Make Illinois Small Businesses Give Retirement Accounts To Employees

If you work for a small business, would you want the state of Illinois involved with your retirement account?

04/30/2014

Donald Sterling. (Getty Images)

Sponsors Ditching Clippers After Owner’s Alleged Racist Comments

Several sponsors of the Los Angeles Clippers announced Monday that they will end their relationship with the team after owner Donald Sterling’s alleged racist comments.

04/28/2014

Blackhawks fans line up outside the United Center. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Blackhawks Fans Optimistic Team Will Turn It Around

CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports there were cloudy skies outside the United Center, but the weather didn’t reflect the mood. Blackhawks fans are optimistic, even though they trail in the series 2-0.

04/21/2014

Meat

Consumers, Store Owners Feeling Pinch Of Higher Meat Prices

This is not the best time to be a meat eater as beef prices are at an all-time high and a virus is sweeping the country, killing millions of pigs in the last several months.

04/09/2014

Johntile McGee, 10, was arrested after urinating in an alley. His mother said police accused him of having a gun, and Johntile said they asked if he was in a gang. He was released, cited only for public urination. (Credit: CBS)

Mother Wants Answers After She Says Chicago Police Arrested 10-Year-Old Son

He is a child, but his mother says he was arrested as she stood right there, helpless. In this original report, Jim Williams reports the mother wants answers from the officers’ bosses.

04/07/2014

Andrew Holmes (CBS)

Community Activist Andrew Holmes: ‘It’s About Helping People’

The well-known community activist is recognized with a day in his honor. CBS 2’s Jim Williams sat down with him.

02/26/2014

previous

next