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.
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CBS 2’s Jim Williams tells us Archbishop Blase Cupich passed out a lot more than holiday meals to those in need..
Many law experts have a different take on the grand jury’s decision. CBS 2’s Jim Williams talked to our legal analyst Irv Miller, who says based on the testimony that was presented, the grand jury made the right call.
CBS 2’s Jim Williams has tree-buying tips for people who are getting a jump on the holiday tradition.
Tomorrow night, President Barack Obama will give a primetime address on immigration.
Raised in Hong Kong, Lillian Lau started playing the harp at nine years old. CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports.
One Chicago veteran is taking the lessons he learned in the military and serving young people in tough neighborhoods.
United Airlines calls the pledge a thank you to its veterans. CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports.
In the last week alone, there have been four armed robberies near the University of Chicago campus. People tell us they find the timing of the crimes especially alarming.
Soon, yet another inner-city garden will offer healthy, fresh food. CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports.
With the Nov. 4 election fast approaching, the Republican candidate for Illinois governor tried to distance himself from hot-button social issues, CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports.
There are dozens of early voting polling places in the city and suburbs. Election officials are encouraged by what they’ve seen so far. CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports.
CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports while we don’t know the nature of those Instagram posts, Skokie Police are taking then so seriously they’re asking federal agents to join the investigation.
CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports the president had quite an encounter with a couple of voters this morning at his polling place at 43rd and Cottage Grove.
The Waukegan teachers strike drags on and is now approaching the two week mark.
It’s a hallmark of political debates: the news conferences afterward. CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports on what Democrat Pat Quinn and Republican Bruce Rauner had to say.
Precautions to protect us against spread of Ebola are now widespread. We saw evidence of that in Chicago, though no cases have been reported here.
A Chicago area company has joined the effort to stop the spread of Ebola. It has created a device that the company says would protect health care workers as they take patients to hospitals.
The kidnapping and murder of Beverly Carter in Arkansas has alarmed residential real estate agents here in Chicago. There’s a lot of activity on social media and CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports they’re expressing sympathy and discussing how to stay safe.