Will Jones
Will Jones joined the ABC 7 Eyewitness News team as a general assignment reporter in January 2016.

Before arriving in Chicago, he worked at the NBC affiliate in Detroit, Michigan. While in Detroit, Jones was honored with a Michigan Regional Emmy for Historical/Cultural News.

He has also worked as a reporter at stations in Greenville, South Carolina and Charleston, West Virginia. Jones got his start on the assignment desk at a station in his hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio.

Jones serves as a board member for the National Association of Black Journalists Chicago Chapter. The chapter received the NABJ Chapter of the Year award in 2018.

Jones graduated from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.


Will's Stories
How to address spike in homicides in Cook County?
Jordan Fields is one of more than 1,000 homicide victims in Cook County this year. The 20-year-old was shot and killed last week in Robbins.
HIV infections higher among gay and bisexual men of color, CDC says
A new CDC report revealed the HIV epidemic continues to disproportionately impact Black & Latino Gay & Bisexual men more than their white counterparts.
Video shows thieves burglarizing Pilsen restaurants overnight: 'These are tough times'
Chicago police are investigating a rash of overnight break-ins along 18th Street in Pilsen.
Chicago fire leaves man dead, 2 siblings injured on South Side
A man died and his siblings were injured after a house fire on the South Side, family members said.
Activists praise guilty verdicts in Ahmaud Arbery case while continuing fight for racial justice
For some in the Black community, there was concern about the racial makeup of the jury and how it could impact the outcome of the trial.
Chicago Native American chef hopes to bring Indigenous cuisine to the masses
"As a native woman, and as a native chef, I felt it was my obligation and responsibility to bring Indigenous cuisine to the forefront of Chicago's culinary scene."
Author talks takeaways from 'The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story,' her book about slavery
"The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story" author Nikole Hannah-Jones spoke with ABC7 about her book that focuses on the arrival of enslaved people from Africa to Virginia.
Chicago photographer Sharon Hoogstraten working on book on Potawatomi nation in regalia
Sharon Hoogstraten loves to see the world through the lens of her camera.
Summit high school raises money for Mamie Till Mobley, Emmett Till memorial
A high school in Summit, Illinois, has fundraised for a memorial for Mamie Till Mobley and Emmett Till, who was lynched and murdered in 1955. Till Mobley made history at that school as the first Black student to make A Honor Roll.
Native American Heritage Month: Native Americans have long history of military service
Patty Loew's grandfather fought in World War I, part of a long tradition of Native Americans who have joined in the U.S. military.