Pamela Jones

jones Pamela JonesPamela Jones serves as a general assignment reporter for CBS 2 Chicago.

Jones joined CBS 2 Chicago from CLTV where she had worked as a reporter since early 2005. Prior to that, she served as an anchor and reporter at KETV in Omaha, Neb. (1996-2004) and as an anchor and reporter for KMIZ in Columbia, Mo. (1993-1996).


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While earning her master’s degree, she worked as a national correspondent for Medill News Service in Washington, D.C. (1993). Before that she served as a reporter and producer for WPBN/WTOM in Traverse City, Mich. (1991). Jones began her career in news as a field producer at KSDK in St. Louis, Mo. (1990).

Jones graduated from Northwestern University with a B.S. in Journalism and later received her M.S. in Journalism from the same university. She is fluent in Spanish and is a native of Gary, Ind. where her family still lives.

A small twin-engine plane crashed into a house less than half a mile from Midway International Airport, shortly after takeoff Tuesday morning. (Credit: CBS)

Listen: 9-1-1 Call After Plane Crashed Into Home Near Midway

“Hi, there’s an airplane that just crashed in front of my house,” the caller says over the phone. CBS 2’s Pamela Jones reports.

11/21/2014

A manhole cover in Flossmoor. (Credit: Pamela Jones)

South Suburban Police Investigating Missing Manhole Covers

A new danger on the road is pushing drivers to swerve in the south suburbs. The culprit? A thief stealing manhole covers.

11/12/2014

John Michael Cunningham (Cook County Sheriff)

Family Offers $10,000 Reward To Find Missing Chicago Man

His name is John Cunningham, and he was last seen near a forest preserve in southwest suburban Palos Park. CBS 2’s Pamela Jones reports.

11/06/2014

Police have released this image of a pair of suspects wanted in connection with two sexual assaults that occurred Halloween night in the West Loop. (Chicago Police Department)

Police Searching For Suspects In West Loop Sexual Assault

The manhunt continues for two suspects police say snatched two women and sexually assaulted them on Halloween.

11/05/2014

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Freight Rail Cutting Off Emergency Vehicles In Part Of Gary, Ind.

Nearly six months ago, crews tore out and began rebuilding the overpass drivers used to get around four sets of tracks that cross Lake Street. CBS 2’s Pamela Jones reports.

10/24/2014

Afrikka Hardy (Credit: Facebook)

Families Mourn Gary Murder Victims

Families of the Gary murder victims are showing their grief and their frustration with a police response to a missing loved, reports CBS 2’s Pamela Jones.

10/21/2014

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Wet Weather Leading To High Mold Counts

All the rain we’ve been having is making mold counts go sky high and those with allergies are just miserable, reports CBS 2’s Pamela Jones.

10/15/2014

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Waukegan Teachers Set For Strike Thursday Morning If Deal Not Reached

Negotiators from the Teachers Union and a Lake County School District are meeting with a federal mediator to head off a strike in the northern suburbs.

10/01/2014

Cardinal George seen leaving his residence on crutches as he battles a foot infection. (Credit: CBS)

Cardinal George, Battling Foot Infection, Attends Catholic Extension Society Dinner

Francis Cardinal George is battling an infection in his foot but didn’t let that prevent him from attending a Catholic Extension Society dinner in Lincolnshire Wednesday evening.

09/24/2014

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Chicago Police Issue Warning After Burglars Target High-End Stores

Thieves are targeting some of Chicago’s ritziest retail stores, smashing into them and grabbing what they want. Police have issued a warning about the trend.

09/23/2014

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Two Neighborhoods Rattled By Sex Assaults

Women walking in two Chicago neighborhoods are taking each step with more caution after two sexual assaults that happened a week ago Sunday. CBS 2’s Pamela Jones reports.

09/22/2014

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Member Of Jesse White Tumblers, 16, Fatally Shot

Friday night, Angel Lofton returned to where her 16-year-old son Devonshay Lofton was shot and killed Thursday night in Old Town.

09/19/2014

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WATCH: Truck Leaves Wake Of Destruction Leaving Parking Lot

One motorist says his rear windshield was punched out about 7:30 a.m. Wednesday. CBS 2’s Pamela Jones reports.

09/18/2014

Opponents of a power plant showed up at a meeting of the Oakwood Hills village board. (CBS/Pamela Jones)

Power Plant Opponents Swarm Village Leaders At Meeting

The heated issue caused the shutdown of the Oakwood Hills Village Hall earlier this year. CBS 2’s Pamela Jones reports.

09/04/2014

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Warm, Wet Weather Has Chicago Area Residents Feeling The Itch

CBS 2’s Pamela Jones reports if bugs like mosquitoes are really beginning to bug you right now, you’re not alone.

06/25/2014

Amareon Williams (Family provided photo)

Mother Sues Daycare After Son, 5, Dies In Accident

A mother left her five-year-old son at a daycare in Michigan City last month and then hours later learned that he had died after being choked by a rope hanging from outdoor play equipment.

06/18/2014

Surveillance video of a robbery at a Portage Park gas station. (Surveillance image)

Clerk, Customers Tied Up During Gas Station Robbery In Portage Park

Imagine walking into a gas station and right into the middle of a robbery. It happened in Portage Park and surveillance cameras were rolling.

06/17/2014

Andrew Adler (Gurnee Police)

Gurnee Man Vanishes

Andrew Adler, 57, has been missing since June 8 after leaving his Gurnee home on his bicycle. CBS 2’s Pamela Jones reports.

06/16/2014

Libertyville residents say a bike path is increasing their risk of flooding. (Credit: CBS)

Libertyville Residents Say Bike Path Increases Flood Risk

With more rain on the way the sandbags are out and concern is high about flooding in Libertyville. Some residents blame a state property bike path for increasing their risk of flooding.

06/11/2014

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Englewood School Holds First Graduation

An incredible story out of Englewood that will make you smile: the very first graduating class at Johnson College Prep getting their diplomas. CBS 2’s Pamela Jones reports.

06/09/2014

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