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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 Mariano's sign. (CBS)

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.


A new billboard along I-55 equates baseball, apple pie and guns. (CBS)

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.


Wet weather tyres sit in the paddock during previews for the Japanese Formula One Grand Prix at Suzuka Circuit on October 10, 2013 in Suzuka, Japan. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images,)

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.


Malcolm Woodhouse (CBS)

Family Claims Elementary Teacher Struck Student, 12

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


An SUV crashed into the Philly Steaks and Lemonade shop in Hammond. (Surveillance video)

Surveillance Camera Captures SUV Crashing Into Hammond Restaurant

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


Basketball (Getty Images)

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.


Bryce Laspisa.

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.


A CTA bus approaches a stop. (CBS)

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.


Anthony Bausal. (Family provided photo)

Joliet Police Searching For Suspect In Deadly Hit-And-Run

CBS 2’s Pam Jones reports a display of caskets in a funeral home doubled as a gathering place Tuesday for a family sharing their last painful memories of Anthony Bausal.


Roosevelt College and Career Academy In Gary, Ind. (CBS)

Inspectors Find Mold In Gary, Ind. School

A state health inspector described a strong, musty odor after testing for mold inside Roosevelt College and Career Academy earlier this month.


Thin ice on Lake Michigan. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Fire Dept. Issues Warning To Stay Off The Ice

The Chicago Fire Department is warning for anybody near any body of water these days to stay off the ice, especially with the warm-up and rain coming Thursday. But not everybody’s listening.


City Water Department employees clear catch basins so melting snow can be drained. (Credit: CBS)

Melting Snow Could Cause Water Problems

A potential problem with the meltdown is flooding, and the city is taking action.


Landon Nikolovski. (Credit: CBS)

Crown Point Baby Fighting For Its Life Against Rare Disease

CROWN POINT, Ind, (CBS) — A Crown Point couple is hoping for a miracle for their little baby. In this original report Pamela Jones looks at his rare disorder and his parents plans, against the [...]


Roosevelt College and Career Academy. (Credit: CBS)

Broken Heating System Keeping Gary School Closed

Classes remained cancelled at Roosevelt College and Career Academy because of an ongoing battle to get the school’s heating system to work.


Jennifer Hudson (Credit: Michael Buckner/Getty Images)

Former Music Teacher Says Jennifer Hudson Has History Of Generosity

Chicago’s own Jennifer Hudson was honored at the People’s Choice Awards on CBS as favorite humanitarian.


Jim Turcan's west suburban business removes ice. (CBS)

With Extreme Cold Comes Extreme Danger

CBS 2’s Pamela Jones talks with professionals and doctors about the risks associated with prolonged subzero temperatures.


Coyote (Getty Images)

Coyote Attacks Small Dog In Glenview

Responding to an emergency call early Monday, north suburban police found a barefoot woman in pajamas screaming frantically that her dog was snatched away by a coyote in a Glenview neighborhood.


A rat-mitigation sign in a Chicago alley. (CBS)

City Testing Smart Technology Against Rats

CBS 2’s Pamela Jones takes us dumpster-diving for a look at how it works.


Cold Thermometer

Cold Contributes To Death Of Chicago Heights Woman

A neighbor discovered the body of 61-year-old Carolyn Wilkins outside and called 9-1-1 Tuesday morning.


Jennifer Bean says the iPod she ordered for her daughter was lifted from the package that arrived at her home. (CBS)

Family Gets Empty Package — Then Resistance From Retailer, Delivery Company

Sure, packages get stolen off porches. But what do you do when a box comes with the merchandise missing? CBS 2’s Pamela Jones reports.