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.

Six people were shot at a laundromat in the South Shore neighborhood on Monday. A seventh person injured her toe while running away from shooting. (Credit: CBS)

South Shore Residents Hold Anti-Violence Rally In Wake Of Shooting

Residents of the South Shore neighborhood took to the streets Tuesday, one night after a shooting at a laundromat wounded six people.

06/03/2014

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CPS Mom: Students Are Bullying Jewish Son Through Online Game

One Chicago mom says a group of students at her eigth-grade son’s school have turned “Clash of Clans” into a hate game by attacking her son with insults and threats because he’s Jewish. CBS 2′s Pamela Jones reports.

05/23/2014

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Curie H.S. Principal Issues Warning After Nearby Shootings

The principal of Curie High School has put out a warning to students and parents to leave immediately after school after six shootings in 48 hours in nearby neighborhoods.

05/21/2014

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Chicago Will Experience Bitter Taste Of ‘Coffee Rust’

Your favorite cup of premium coffee could cost you more soon, partly because of coffee rust fungus. It’s leaving it’s mark and devastating crops across countries like Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Panama and Costa Rica. CBS 2′s Pamela Jones reports.

05/19/2014

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Mother Breaks Silence After Daughter’s Murder Case Reopened

Suffering for more than 20 years, a south suburban mom finally breaks her silence. Her daughter was raped, murdered and left in a field in Dixmoor back in 1991.

05/12/2014

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Chicago Man Survives Electric Shock From Downed Power Lines

A Chicago man is still shaking from the ordeal after he was shocked when live power lines fell on top of a car he happened to touch.

05/06/2014

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Video Of Hammond Officer’s Treatment Of K-9 Prompts Investigation

A resident shot video of the officer holding his police dog in the air by the leash.

05/01/2014

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Five Hospitalized After Being Hit By Car Fleeing Police

Five people were injured after being hit by a car fleeing from police Tuesday night, according to Chicago Police.

04/22/2014

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Mother Of Teen Rape Victim Wants Justice

Pondexter Howard was supposed to be babysitting the 14-year-old daughter of a woman he knew — but allegedly raped her instead. CBS 2′s Pamela Jones reports.

04/11/2014

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Remote Parking Put To The Test In Wrigley Night Game

It’s the first night game of the season for the Cubs and this year that means a new free place to park for fans, something that can be good, and bad news for the neighborhood.

04/08/2014

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Barrington Middle School Officials React To ‘Sexting’ Incident Among Students

The school confirms a small group of students have been taking inappropriate photos with their camera phones and sharing the pictures with each other.

04/07/2014

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Letterman Stuns With Retirement Announcement

CBS 2′s Pamela Jones talks with fans about the imminent exit of CBS’s late-night king.

04/03/2014

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Former Ukrainian Village Dominick’s Begins New Life While Evanston Site Remains Vacant

It was devastating news for customers when their Dominick’s store shut down in Ukrainian Village last year. But Tuesday night that store at 2021 West Chicago Avenue, begins a new life as Mariano’s.

03/25/2014

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Billboard Draws Fire For Equating Assault Rifle With Baseball, Apple Pie

The sign sits off busy Interstate 55, west of Harlem Avenue. It pairs a rifle with what some say are “pure American” symbols. CBS 2′s Pamela Jones reports.

03/13/2014

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Alsip Police Caution Motorists About String Of Tire Thefts

Police say drivers park their cars only to come out and find their vehicles sitting on blocks. CBS 2′s Pamela Jones reports.

03/10/2014

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Family Claims Elementary Teacher Struck Student, 12

The incident allegedly occurred earlier this week, during a classroom disruption. CBS 2’s Pamela Jones reports.

03/06/2014

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Surveillance Camera Captures SUV Crashing Into Hammond Restaurant

Heavy snow and cold created a slippery mess at an intersection in downtown Hammond Wednesday morning.

03/05/2014

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Curie Knocked Out Of State Playoffs In Shocking Defeat

It’s the end of the road for Curie High School basketball players dreaming of a 2014 state championship after being stripped of their city title.

03/04/2014

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Family Holds Out Hope Missing Naperville Central Grad Will Be Found Alive

The family of 19-year-old Bryce Laspisa hasn’t heard from him since Aug. 30. Vigils were held Friday. CBS 2′s Pamela Jones reports.

02/28/2014

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Windows Shattered On Two CTA Buses, May Have Been Targeted By Pellet Gun

Two CTA buses were targeted and had their windows broken Thursday morning in the West Garfield Park neighborhood.

02/27/2014

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