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.
The effort to deliver holiday cheer and gifts was made even better with the help of CBS 2 Viewers. CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports.
The Obama administration says the healthcare website is working much better now, even though there are still some challenges.
Johnson & Johnson has agreed to pay more than $2 billion to settle some serious criminal and civil charges with the federal government. CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports.
The City quietly puts the brakes on a plan to rename a major south side street for a beloved pastor and community leader.
It used to be people hung on to their jobs as long as possible, spending decades with the same company. Today, more workers are leaving jobs rapidly. Believe it or not, it’s a sign the economy is getting better.
An explosion capped off a summer of shooting for the latest movie in the Transformers film franchise. The explosion at 29th street along the river made for a rather exciting afternoon.
The collision injured 33 people and they were rushed to eight hospitals, including Rush Oak Park.
(CBS) — Everyone who knew Millicent Brown-Johnson and her 8-year-old son Jovan Perkins said the same thing Monday. “They loved each other. They were very loving people, very loving,” teacher Emma Brooks tells CBS 2’s [...]
You’ve undoubtedly heard excerpts from Dr. King’s historic “I Have a Dream” speech, but what does it mean to truly live the dream?
For thousands of parents and children, going to new schools can be stressful. CBS’s 2 Jim Williams talked to an expert who offers advice on how to get through these next few weeks.
We’ve seen signs the economy is improving, but in the Edgewater neighborhood today, we saw how many Chicagoans are struggling. CBS’s 2 Jim Williams has the story in this original report.
It is a high military honor for bravery, once awarded to John F. Kennedy years before he was elected president.
It’s been awhile since there’s been this much attention at a White Sox game.
Agents and police officers swept through 76 cities, including Chicago. Across the country, they rescued 105 children and arrested 150 pimps.
Young people right out of college call it a crisis as the unemployment rate among the millennials is high. CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports there is a profession with lots of job openings, but the work is very demanding.
Indiana has allowed people to pack heat for two years. CBS 2’s Jim Williams went there to see how it works.
While the cause is still under investigation CBS 2’s Jim Williams talked with the boss of that company about his plan to help a small Quebec town in need.
CBS 2’s Jim Williams went to one Chicago dealership today to explain the turnaround.
We’ve seen signs the economy is improving, but a new report today reveals many people here in the Chicago area are still struggling and the number is growing.
Multiple homemade bombs were planted outside five homes and several exploded. The explosions were small, but potentially very dangerous.