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Jamal Andress - Journalist


Jamal Andress is a correspondent for Newsy and the E.W. Scripps Company. Jamal has traveled across the country reporting on criminal justice, courts and marginalized communities. His storytelling has taken him all the way to Accra, Ghana to cover international education and back again to Chicago's southwest side to report on the shooting of Laquan McDonald and the subsequent trial of Jason Van Dyke. 

Most recently, Jamal has told stories around police violence speaking with George Floyd's brother, U.S. Senator Cory Booker and dozens of protesters and activists around country.


Jamal Andress was born and raised in Houston, TX and graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism in 2012.


Jamal Andress 2024 Reporter Reel

East Palestine Families, Business Owners Worry for Uncertain Future

Kentucky & Iowa are the only two states in the country that bar their citizens from voting for the rest of their lives because of a felony conviction.

A Year Later, Susan Bro Is Making Her Daughter's Death Count

A year after losing her daughter, Susan Bro is empowering the next generation of social activists in Heather Heyer's name.

The road to recovery for Parkland's humble hero

Anthony Borges was shot five times while barricading the door of his classroom. He's credited with saving the lives of 20 Parkland students.

16 Shots And A Video: Uncovering The Laquan McDonald Shooting

The dashcam video that changed Chicago: How the Laquan McDonald shooting video was pried into the public eye as told by the men who made it happen.


Scripps News National Correspondent

Education: Missouri School of Journalism — Bachelor of Broadcast Journalism May 2012


November 2020 — present

  • Covered hundreds of breaking news events, conducted background interviews, and delivered live, on-air reports, including for example, on the deaths of Tyre Nichols and George Floyd, the train derailment in E. Palestine, OH and the Alex Jones defamation trials.

  • Cultivated relationships with significant reliable sources in criminal justice and law enforcement, resulting in critical interviews, and intel for news reports.

  • Developed and hosted a news documentary focused on federal prisoners released during the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Anchored prime-time weekend and evening newscasts for national TV network.


December 2015 — November 2020

  • From pitch to completion, produced in-depth feature stories across the country

  • Produced and hosted a seven-part series from Accra, Ghana focused on African culture

  • Produced and hosted a four-part series from Parkland, FL observing the one-year anniversary of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

  • Produced and hosted a three-part series from Charlottesville, VA observing the one-year anniversary of the 'Unite the Right' white supremacist rally

  • Anchored live coverage in the field during major news events in a top 3 news market. 

  • Hosted and produced a 20-minute documentary on criminal justice reform efforts in Seattle and North Dakota.

  • Served as a criminal justice analyst for Court TV

  • Served as on-air host for E.W. Scripps coverage of the Scripps National Spelling Bee

  • Produced compelling 'text on screen' social media videos garnering millions of views

  • Conducted in-depth interviews with newsmakers, community members, lawmakers and more


November 2012 — December 2015

  • Wrote, anchored and produced online 'news of the day' videos for Time Inc., The Huffington Post, AOL and others

  • Collaborated with partner news brands to direct daily coverage

  • Produced sample news videos to pitch Newsy business to new partners

  • Shot, wrote and edited instructional/how-to videos for


January 2009 — November 2012

  • Gave on-air, live reports of local, state and national news from various locations

  • Covered a 200,000 person community spread over 15 counties in mid-Missouri

  • Anchored 6 and 10 o’clock newscasts

  • Set up live broadcast cellular technology “Live U” for on location live-shots

  • Shot and produced various news packages for air

  • Created online and social media content to compliment news stories

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