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.
Victims are finding it harder than ever to get help now in Illinois, CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports.
CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports the neighborhood is under siege by random gunfire that’s killing innocent lives.
CHICAGO (CBS) — In the last 24 hours, a dozen shot, five dead in Chicago. That follows 50 others shot in each of the past two weekends. CBS 2’s Jim Williams looks into the cause […]
(CBS) — Arsonists are on the loose in southwest suburban Frankfort. CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports. Over the weekend, three separate fires were started within minutes of each other at a condominium development. Marc Molitor […]
In Englewood, community leaders are on alert after learning of a gang threat on social media. Police have an ally, mothers who patrol the streets with a smile.
It’s day one of a campaign to register millions of new voters in the nation’s fastest growing demographic group.
Desmond Clark says he wants to set the record straight about the misdemeanor charges he faces in a northern suburb. CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports.
The state will have $8.5 billion in unpaid bills by the end of the year. CBS 2’s Jim Williams introduces us to some of those already feeling the pain.
CBS 2’s Jim Williams caught up with him at Lurie Children’s Hospital.
Outspoken presidential candidate Donald Trump has raised some eyebrows, connecting Chicago’s crime to illegal immigrants.
A woman who took a line drive foul ball to the head on Sunday at Wrigley Field was the latest victim in a string of fan injuries that has people calling for changes at the old ballpark.
A new type of mutant head lice called super lice spreading across the country, including here in Illinois
CBS 2’s Jim Williams takes a look at the “every kid gets a trophy” culture.
Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is holding his first Chicago event Monday night as the 73-year-old Democratic Socialist from Vermont raises money for his campaign.
One group of older African American men with a humorous name, shared some wise words about their community.
The fair was open to a variety of construction jobs, including pipefitters, operating engineers, electricians, represented by 22 labor unions.
(CBS) — People living around O’Hare Airport may be close to getting relief from the ear-splitting sound of planes. But CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports not everyone in those communities has faith in the city’s […]
On cell phone video, a South Holland police officer is heard cursing at a young driver, Rodney Wilson, trying to get him to leave his car.
The fiber glass horse statue features images of the ivy of Wrigley Field, the LGBT pride rainbow, Belmont Harbor and many others.
CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports the solemn ceremony included music and stories from the descendants of those who were on the Eastland when it tipped over and capsized in the Chicago River a century ago.