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.
Exit Polls Show Majority Of Democrats Voting In Illinois Primary Think Race Relations Have Gotten Worse
CBS 2’s Jim Williams found attitudes in our exit polls that might explain why Foxx did so well Tuesday.
Even as crime increases, fewer victims are getting justice. CBS 2’s Jim Williams takes a look at why in this Original Report.
Every day 22 veterans kill themselves, and every day some of them reach out for help. But recently, as CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports, that help wasn’t there when they needed it most.
We’ve seen the images, but can we really imagine what it was like for millions of Jews and others — to be torn from their homes, their families, their very lives, by the Nazis? CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports.
Hillary Clinton In Chicago Looking For African American Support, But Some Critics Say It’s Not Deserved
Hillary Clinton is in Chicago today, raising money for her presidential run.
The rock music icon, who died early this year, was honored at Monday’s Grammy Awards. CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports on Bowie’s stint as “The Elephant Man” here in Chicago.
Robert Lamm, Founding Member Of Chicago, Looks Back On Band’s History Ahead Of Rock Hall Of Fame Induction
CBS 2’s Jim Williams went on a tour with Chicago’s Robert Lamm to take a look at how much has changed and how much remains the same since the band’s early days in the 1960s.
CBS 2’s Jim Williams takes a survey of opinions.
CBS 2’s Jim Williams was at Soldier Field as the players celebrated once again.
The daytime incident was recorded on surveillance cameras, CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports.
When one community leader proposed renaming South Shore High School for a civil rights icon, the school’s alums took action to block the change. CBS 2’s Jim Williams tells all about it in this original report.
She was a dancer, now paralyzed after a trip through O’Hare Airport. A CBS 2 investigation revealed the dangerous conditions that led to her accident.
CBS 2’s Jim Williams introduces us to an Englewood native who changed his life with one thought and is now spreading a message of peace.
CBS 2’s Jim Williams has more on what’s behind the fear.
“What were they being trained to do — to shoot 16 times? I could do that,” one angry man tells CBS 2’s Jim Williams.
Police and fire departments in every community today have to prepare for the worst: mass shootings, terrorism. In Northbrook, we saw a new strategy for officers and paramedics. CBS 2’s Jim Williams was there
David Ernesto Munar, CEO of Chicago’s Howard Brown Health Center, says today with the right treatment HIV patients can live long lives.
Even on a campus of nearly 30,000 students, Jauwan Hall stands out.
From the time we’re young, we’re told to pay attention when we cross the street. Now a wordy display on a stretch of Roosevelt threatens to distract us all.
The black community’s response to the tragedy and the murders of other children is being hotly debated today, reports CBS 2’s Jim Williams.